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Age Related Sleep Disorders

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Seniors and Sleep: Why Seniors Are Often Sleep Deprived

Article on WebMD.com examines and expands on the myth that seniors need more sleep in their later years than they did earlier in life.

Sleep and Aging: The Effects of Aging on Sleep and Sleep Patterns

Article on Sleep-Deprivation.com outlines the challenges faced by more than 50 percent of men and women over the age of 65 on a nightly basis.

What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

FamilyDoctor.org explains symptoms, causes and possible treatment options for restless legs syndrome in senior citizens.

Sundowning

The MayoClinic.com offers some helpful advice for dealing with dementia patients who experience symptoms of “sundowning,” a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night.

Seniors and Wandering

FamilyEducation.com provides useful tips and outlines safety risks for handling nighttime wandering in seniors.

Caregiver Insomnia

Article details the causes of insomnia in caregivers and offers suggestions for treatment, courtesy of Strengthforcaring.com.

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Sleep Foundations offers insight on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the body’s natural sleep cycle.

Sleeping Well As You Age

Article on HelpGuide.org helps explain the causes of sleep problems in seniors as well as provides tips to correct poor sleep habits.

Senior Sleep Problems, Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia

The Senior Health Center at Caring.com educates on common sleep problems and how to counteract sleep deprivation and insomnia.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine for Sleep Apnea: Reviews

If learning about CPAP therapy is of interest, this site has reviews and explanations, and offers comparisons since CPAP machines are subject to many personal preferences and proclivities.

 

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