Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sleep complaints common in older population
This article discusses research showing how frequent insomnia symptoms occur in older people. The article does not define how old the study population was - I assume it's 65 years or older. The results showed that over 90% of those surveyed reported insomnia symptoms. And over half reported using some form of treatment to help them sleep better - whether that was prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, alcohol, or behavioral treatment. Sleep apnea is not discussed, and it's known that sleep apnea worsens with age and can cause insomnia.