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Sleep Disorders and Aging (cont.)

Sleep Disorders and Aging Symptoms

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

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