Indan Journal of Medical Research Indan Journal of Medical Research Indan Journal of Medical Research
  Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login  
  Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Users Online: 35354       
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 131  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 302-310

Sleep disorders in the elderly


Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, USA

Correspondence Address:
S Ancoli-Israel
Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, USA

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 20308755

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Nearly half of older adults report difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep. With age, several changes occur that can place one at risk for sleep disturbance including increased prevalence of medical conditions, increased medication use, age-related changes in various circadian rhythms, and environmental and lifestyle changes. Although sleep complaints are common among all age groups, older adults have increased prevalence of many primary sleep disorders including sleep-disordered breathing, periodic limb movements in sleep, restless legs syndrome, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, insomnia, and circadian rhythm disturbances. The present review discusses age-related changes in sleep architecture, aetiology, presentation, and treatment of sleep disorders prevalent among the elderly and other factors relevant to ageing that are likely to affect sleep quality and quantity.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed436    
    Printed27    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded2348    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal