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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


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


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