Optimizing sleep in older adults: treating insomnia.

  title={Optimizing sleep in older adults: treating insomnia.},
  author={Alexandra M V Wennberg and Sarah L. Canham and Michael Thomas Smith and Adam P. Spira},
  volume={76 3},
As the world's population ages, the elevated prevalence of insomnia in older adults is a growing concern. Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling or remaining asleep, or by non-restorative sleep, and resultant daytime dysfunction. In addition to being at elevated risk for primary insomnia, older adults are at greater risk for comorbid insomnia, which results from, or occurs in conjunction with another medical or psychiatric condition. In this review, we discuss normal changes in sleep… CONTINUE READING
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