[Skip to Content]
Visit us on Facebook Visit us on FacebookVisit us on Twitter Visit us on TwitterVisit our RSS Feed View our RSS Feed
Blogadillo September 21st, 2019
CategoriesCategoriesCategories Contact UsContact Us ArchivesArchives Region/OfficeRegion SearchSearch

Apr

19

Date prong graphic

Poor Sleeping Patterns Get Worse With Age

Posted by on April 19th, 2017 Posted in: Consumer Health


Untitled by Unsplash is licensed under CC0.

sleep

A new study finds that as seniors get older, it is just generally harder for them to get a good, restorative night’s sleep, which in turn could worsen health problems. Many medical conditions may make it harder for a person to sleep well, but a poor night’s sleep can also contribute to disease.

The researchers used dementia as an example–dementia patients often have a difficult time sleeping, and these poor sleeping patterns also speed up their memory decline.

Recognize that good sleep is critical to good health, right along with a good diet and regular exercise…and regular exercise can generally help get you a good night’s sleep as well.

Seniors should talk to their doctors if they notice they are consistently sleeping less than six hours per night.

To read more about the study, please visit “Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age.”

Like NNLM SCR on Facebook and like us on Twitter.

Image of the author ABOUT nnlmscr


Email author View all posts by
Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012345 with the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Gibson D. Lewis Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

NNLM and NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE are service marks of the US Department of Health and Human Services | Copyright | Download PDF Reader