Sleep quality and falls in older people living in self- and assisted-care villages.

@article{George2009SleepQA,
  title={Sleep quality and falls in older people living in self- and assisted-care villages.},
  author={R J St George and Kim Delbaere and Philippa Williams and Stephen R. Lord},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={162-8}
}
BACKGROUND Older people often experience unusual sleeping patterns and a poor quality of night-time sleep. Insufficient sleep has potential effects on cognition and physical functioning and therefore may increase the incidence of falls in older people. OBJECTIVES To determine the extent to which a range of physiological, psychological and health-related factors predict night-time sleep quality of older people living in self-care and assisted-care, and whether poor sleep quality is a risk… CONTINUE READING
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