Sleep and aging: prevalence of disturbed sleep and treatment considerations in older adults.

  title={Sleep and aging: prevalence of disturbed sleep and treatment considerations in older adults.},
  author={Sonia Ancoli-Israel},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={66 Suppl 9},
          24-30; quiz 42-3
Although sleep patterns change with age, it is the change in the ability to sleep that precipitates sleep complaints in older adults. Waking not rested, waking too early, trouble falling asleep, daytime napping, nocturnal waking, and difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep are among the chief sleep complaints of older adults. The consequences of poor sleep include difficulty sustaining attention, slowed response time, difficulty with memory, and decreased performance. Both medical and… CONTINUE READING
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