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- Healthy Sleep Tips
- Risks of Sleep Deprivation
- Sleep Disorders: Understanding Symptoms AND When to Call the Doctor
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about age related sleep disorders.
Seniors and Sleep: Why Seniors Are Often Sleep Deprived
Article on WebMD.com examines and expands on the myth that seniors need more sleep in their later years than they did earlier in life.
Aging and Sleeping
The National Sleep Foundation provides helpful information about changing sleep patterns people face as they age.
What is Restless Legs Syndrome?
FamilyDoctor.org explains symptoms, causes and possible treatment options for restless legs syndrome in senior citizens.
The MayoClinic.com offers some helpful advice for dealing with dementia patients who experience symptoms of “sundowning,” a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night.
Seniors and Wandering
FamilyEducation.com provides useful tips and outlines safety risks for handling nighttime wandering in seniors.
Article details the causes of insomnia in caregivers and offers suggestions for treatment, courtesy of the National Center on Caregiving.
Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease
The National Sleep Foundations offers insight on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the body’s natural sleep cycle.
Sleeping Well As You Age
Article on HelpGuide.org helps explain the causes of sleep problems in seniors as well as provides tips to correct poor sleep habits.
Senior Sleep Problems, Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia
The Senior Health Center at Caring.com educates on common sleep problems and how to counteract sleep deprivation and insomnia.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine for Sleep Apnea: Reviews
If learning about CPAP therapy is of interest, this site has reviews and explanations, and offers comparisons since CPAP machines are subject to many personal preferences and proclivities.