Daily social rhythms in the elderly and their relation to objectively recorded sleep.


This study tested the hypothesis that the impaired sleep of healthy 71-91 year olds might be due to circadian dysfunction stemming from irregularity of life-style. Twenty-five old women, 20 old men and 21 young controls (19-28 years old) were studied in relation to 1) objective sleep as measured in the laboratory, 2) subjective sleep quality as measured by… (More)