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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.
Sleep and Aging
(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
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
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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