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Older Adults Not Getting Enough Healthy Sleep

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Jan 26, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Many seniors deal with several health problems related to aging. Patients managing chronic disease, complex health concerns and pain quite often are not getting enough sleep. Sleep patterns change with aging, and because of sleep disorders or sleep disturbances, older adults do not get healthy deep sleep. Common sleep disorders can include having trouble falling asleep, restlessness during the night, inability to tell night from day, and waking up too early in the morning. Some common health issues that prevent seniors from getting healthy sleep include chronic pain (e.g. arthritis), substance abuse, depression, neurological problems, diet, and nutrition.

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Topics: CCM, Sleep apnea, insomnia, Healthy Sleep

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