Sleep complaints among the elderly: results from a survey in a psychogeriatric outpatient clinic in Brazil.

@article{Almeida1999SleepCA,
  title={Sleep complaints among the elderly: results from a survey in a psychogeriatric outpatient clinic in Brazil.},
  author={Osvaldo P. Almeida and S{\'e}rgio Tamai and Regiane Garrido},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={47-56}
}
BACKGROUND Sleep complaints are frequent in old age. These difficulties are often associated with health-related problems, drug consumption, and the presence of mental disorders. Nonetheless, only sparse information is available on the clinical characteristics of elderly persons with insomnia. AIMS (a) To evaluate the prevalence of sleep problems among the elderly assessed in a psychogeriatric outpatient clinic; (b) to evaluate the association between the use of sleep tablets and sleep… CONTINUE READING

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