Sleep problems in the elderly.

  title={Sleep problems in the elderly.},
  author={David N. Neubauer},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={2551-8, 2559-60}
Refreshing sleep requires both sufficient total sleep time as well as sleep that is in synchrony with the individual's circadian rhythm. Problems with sleep organization in elderly patients typically include difficulty falling asleep, less time spent in the deeper stages of sleep, early-morning awakening and less total sleep time. Poor sleep habits such as irregular sleep-wake times and daytime napping may contribute to insomnia. Caffeine, alcohol and some medications can also interfere with… CONTINUE READING


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