Late-life insomnia: a review.

  title={Late-life insomnia: a review.},
  author={Arne Fetveit},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  volume={9 3},
Aging is associated with substantial changes in sleep patterns, which are almost always negative in nature. Typical findings in the elderly include a reduction in the deeper stages of sleep and a profound increase in the fragmentation of nighttime sleep by periods of wakefulness. The prevalence of specific sleep disorders increases with age, such as a phase advance in the normal circadian sleep cycle, restless legs syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea, which is increasingly seen among older… CONTINUE READING
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