Gender differences in nighttime sleep and daytime napping as predictors of mortality in older adults: the Rancho Bernardo study.

@article{Jung2013GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in nighttime sleep and daytime napping as predictors of mortality in older adults: the Rancho Bernardo study.},
  author={Kyu-In Jung and C Song and Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Many studies suggest optimal sleep duration for survival is 7-8h/night. We report the gender-specific independent association of all-cause mortality with nighttime sleep and daytime nap duration in older adults who were followed for up to 19years. METHODS Between 1984 and 1987, 2001 community-dwelling, mostly retired, adults (1112 women), age 60-96years, answered questions about health, mood, medications, life-style, daytime napping, and nighttime sleep duration. Vital status was… CONTINUE READING
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