Sleep Disorders

Sleep Problems

We all look forward to a good night’s sleep. Getting enough sleep and sleeping well help us stay healthy. Many older people do not enjoy a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. They have trouble falling or staying asleep. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day is not part of normal aging. In fact, troubled sleep may be a sign of emotional or physical disorders and something you should talk about with a doctor or sleep specialist.

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Sleep Disorders — In The News
Health Tip: Sleep More Comfortably With a CPAP Mask Feb 12, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine can help you sleep safer with sleep apnea, but adjusting to its mask can be difficult. The National Sleep Foundation recommends: Take note of any sleep improvements you've seen since beginning CPAP treatment. If the mask makes you feel claustrophobic... Read More


Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep Jan 26, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Employees enrolled in a program to reduce work-family conflicts reported improved sleep, a new study says. "We showed that an intervention focused on changing the workplace culture could increase the measured amount of sleep employees obtain, as well as their perception that... Read More


Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study Jan 26, 2015

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic insomnia may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study from China suggests. The researchers found that people with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300 percent higher risk... Read More


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Sleeping Issues Worsen Depression Among Teenagers Jun 22, 2016

If your teenage son or daughter is coping with depression, their sleeping patterns could be contributing to the problem. Two new studies found that the severity of depression is worsened among... Read More


Get A Better Night's Sleep Nov 11, 2014

For some, sleep is a luxurious break from the hassles of the day; for others it is literally a nightmare. The fact that we spend nearly one-third of our lives... Read More


Does Worry Wake You Up? 5 Simple Ways To Help When You Can't Sleep Jun 5, 2014

“I can’t sleep,” Shelly said. “I mean, I don’t have much trouble falling asleep. But then I wake up at three in the morning and... Read More