Prevalence and comorbidity of insomnia and effect on functioning in elderly populations.

@article{AncoliIsrael2005PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and comorbidity of insomnia and effect on functioning in elderly populations.},
  author={Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Jana R Cooke},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 7 Suppl},
  pages={S264-71}
}
A good night's sleep is often more elusive as we age, because the prevalence of insomnia in older people is high. Insufficient sleep can have important effects on daytime function by increasing the need to nap, reducing cognitive ability including attention and memory, slowing response time, adversely affecting relationships with friends and family, and contributing to a general sense of being unwell. However, rather than aging per se, circadian rhythm shifts, primary sleep disorders, comorbid… CONTINUE READING

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