Font Size
A
A
A

Sleep Disorders and Aging (cont.)

Sleep Disorders and Aging Symptoms

Patient Comments

Often the bed partner is first to notice problems with a person's sleep. Symptoms of sleep disorders reflect the feeling of not getting enough sleep.

  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • Not feeling rested
  • Unable to go to sleep
  • Taking a long time to go to sleep at night
  • Frequent awakening at night
  • Unable to go back to sleep after awakening
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep apnea may cause symptoms in addition to those already named.
  • Morning headaches
  • Wake up confused
  • Snoring
  • Wake up gasping for breath
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/20/2014
Medical Author:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:
Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Sleep Disorders and Aging

Anxiety
Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension, fear, or worry. Some fears and worries are justified, such as worry about a loved one. Anxiety may occur without a cause, ...learn more >>
Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is an illness with no known cause. Symptoms include chronic pain, fatigue, fibrofog (mental haziness), insomnia, headaches, nervousness, numbness, ...learn more >>
Grief and Bereavement
Grief and Bereavement Grief is our personal experience of loss. Mourning is a public expression of our grief. Bereavement is the period after a loss during which mourning occurs (usu...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Sleep Disorders and Aging:

Sleep Disorders and Aging - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of the sleep disorder you experienced?

Sleep Disorders and Aging - Treatment

What treatment did you receive for your sleep disorder?




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Sleep Disorder, Geriatric »

Sleep disorders are commonly underdiagnosedand asignificant source of concern in the geriatric population.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary