Sleep Disorders and Aging (cont.)
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Sleep disorders often can be at least partly prevented by developing healthy sleep habits.
See your health care provider regularly for proper care of any medical or mental problems.
Others things you can do to prevent or reduce sleeping disturbances:
Sleep patterns change as we age. Persistent insomnia or daytime sleepiness is not a part of normal aging. Sleep disturbances are treatable or improve with treatment of the underlying condition.
For More Information
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Find a Sleep Center
Medically reviewed by a Board Certified Family Practice Physician
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/20/2014
Subir Vij, MD, MPH
Anthony M Murro, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
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