Sleep and Aging

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does your need for sleep change as you get older?
  2. What are the consequences of poor sleep for older adults?
  3. I have trouble falling asleep at night. Is that just a normal part of aging?
  4. What is the most common reason older adults wake up at night?
  5. As I get older, why do I tend to become tired earlier in the evening?
  6. Do older adults get enough sleep?
  7. How many types of sleep are there?
  8. What are the most common sleep disorders among older adults?
  9. What are the symptoms of insomnia?
  10. What can be done to relieve insomnia?
  11. What are some suggestions for getting a good night's sleep?
  12. What causes a person to snore?
  13. What can be done about snoring?
  14. What is obstructive sleep apnea?
  15. What is central sleep apnea?
  16. What causes sleep apnea?
  17. What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
  18. What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?
  19. How can you reduce your risk for sleep apnea?
  20. How is sleep apnea usually treated?
  21. Are there other treatments for sleep apnea?
  22. What are movement disorders and how do they affect sleep?
  23. What are the symptoms of periodic limb movement disorder?
  24. What are the symptoms of restless legs syndrome?
  25. What is REM sleep behavior disorder?
  26. How are movement disorders treated?
  27. At what point should I see a doctor about a sleeping problem?
  28. What can I expect during my visit to the doctor?
  29. How does a sleep center diagnose sleep problems?

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