HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

level of testosterone in the morning.

  • A brief behavioral treatment for insomnia appears to be a promising intervention for older adults who suffer from insomnia.

    According to Dr. Krainson, some of the more common sleep disorders in older adults include:

    • Insomnia affects almost half of adults 60 and older.

    • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can elevate the risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and cognitive problems. Snoring, a symptom of OSA, is a very common condition affecting nearly 40 percent of adults, and is more common among older people.

    • Restless legs syndrome, where one experiences uncomfortable feelings in the legs, affects more than 20 percent of people 80 years and older.

    • Periodic limb movement disorder, a condition that causes people to jerk and kick their legs every 20-40 seconds during sleep, is evident in almost 40 percent of older adults.

    Not sleeping well can lead to a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have a depressed mood, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use more over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. In addition, recent studies associate lack of sleep with serious health problems such as an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    Despite obstacles many older adults have to overcome in order to get a good nights sleep, Dr. Krainson says that it does not mean they are doomed to chronic sleep deprivation. While most people require seven to eight hours of sleep a night to perform optimally the next day, older adults might find this harder to obtain, says Dr. Krainson, adding that they must be more aware of their sleep and maintain good sleep hygiene by following these tips:

    • Establishing a routine sleep schedule


    • '"/>


    Contact: Jim Arcuri
    jarcuri@aasmnet.org
    708-492-0930
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    13-Aug-2007


    Page: 1 2 3 4

    Related medicine news :

    1. Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
    2. Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
    3. Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
    4. Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
    5. Predicting the quality of life for older adults
    6. Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize Americas healthcare system
    7. No evidence older women generate new eggs
    8. Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women
    9. Help the Aged funds the University of Nottingham to research pain affecting older people
    10. Tai Chi boosts immunity to shingles virus in older adults, NIH-sponsored study reports
    11. Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men

  • Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    TAG: Grandparents older adults encouraged seek help for sleep disorder

    (Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 Dr. Parsa Mohebi, founder of ... transplant surgeons on the forefront of using beard hair ... thought of, as a novelty has now become an absolute option ... their hairlines. “I really do believe that beard to scalp hair ... if their donor area isn’t as dense as we would like ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Karen A. Daley, Ph.D. ... Rivier University’s Commencement ceremony on May 9, ... letters in recognition of her eminent career as a ... a front-line caregiver and senior staff nurse at Brigham ... advancing to leadership roles, including President of the American ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Medical DNA Labs, LLC, An ... criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare ... that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, ... and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Medical ... result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... On March 26, 2015, Vogue Magazine UK, ... Slope?” provides a look into the trend of young women ... laser treatments . The article suggests that celebrity endorsements (Beyoncé ... as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are the drivers behind ... as significant influences on the self-esteem of teenagers. (see: goo.gl/NmaB4q) ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 Dr. St. Ledger recently returned from ... Dental Education. Here, he participated in the Worn Dentition ... a greater predictability in cases of severely worn teeth, as ... wear, and the correlation to GERD and Sleep Apnea. ... Spear Education. After the workshop he attended, he mentored ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Is Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant the Future? 2Health News:Rivier University to recognize nurse leader, educator and safety advocate at 80th Commencement on May 9th 2Health News:Rivier University to recognize nurse leader, educator and safety advocate at 80th Commencement on May 9th 3Health News:Local Medical DNA Labs, LLC. Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services 2Health News:Cosmetic Surgery: Does Social Media Pressure Young Girls to Get Botox and Fillers? 2Health News:The dentists at Upper Montclair Dental Associates are happy to announce exciting new happenings at their practice. 2
    (Date:3/31/2015)... According to a new ... Market (Chromatography, Electrophoresis, DNA Sequencer, PCR, Microplate Reader, Robotics, ... Centrifuge) - Global Forecast to 2019", published by ... Market is expected to reach $48.84 Billion by ... 2019. Browse   9 ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... ALTO, Calif. , March 31, 2015  Frequentz ... visibility, has released a white paper to help the ... the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The ... various stages of the GS1 EPCIS Standard(s) ... detailed outlook on the product tracing requirements that need ...
    (Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015  SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company ... on the treatment of pain, today announced that ITOCHU ... ), a member of ITOCHU Corporation ( Tokyo ... leading sogo shosha (general trading companies) in ... SCILEX.  ICF has worked closely with SCILEX as an ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 2Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 3Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 4Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 5Frequentz Releases White Paper Addressing DSCSA's Current & Future Impact 2Frequentz Releases White Paper Addressing DSCSA's Current & Future Impact 3SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Strategic Investment By ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation 2
    Cached News: