Older adults frequently experience difficulties with sleep that can be caused by specific sleep disorders (such as sleep-disordered breathing or periodic limb movements in sleep) and circadian rhythm disturbances. These all can be effectively treated. Medical illnesses and medications also can have a negative affect on sleep and effective management of these can significantly improve sleep in older adults. Sleep in institutionalized older adults is even more disturbed than sleep of community-dwelling older people and special considerations can be made to improve the quality of sleep in institutional settings.
|Pages (from-to)||461-472, ix|
|Journal||Respiratory Care Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Sep 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine