Sleep Disorders in Aging Adults Directory
Sleep problems are common in older adults. Factors related to age include illness, medication side effects, loss of a loved one, social life activity changes, and more. Effects of these sleep troubles include daytime sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion, and poor performance on everyday tasks. There are many other factors involved in sleep problems in aging adults. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about types of sleep problems in older adults, causes, how to treat it, and much more.
Sleep and Aging
Half of all adults over the age of 65 have sleep problems. WebMD looks at how aging can affect sleep patterns.
How to Sleep Better as You Get Older
It can be hard to get sleep as you get older. Find out why, and how to get some shut-eye.
Coping With Changing Sleep Patterns as You Get Older-Topic Overview
Sleep patterns naturally change as you get older. Compared to younger people,older adults: Sleep fewer hours and take longer to fall asleep. Sleep less deeply and wake up more often during the night. Have more trouble adjusting to changes in sleeping conditions,such as a different bed. Have changes in their sleep cycle. Older adults spend less time in the most restful stages of sleep. ...
Sleep and Chronic Illness
Having a chronic illness often leads to sleep problems. Learn more from WebMD about treatments and techniques that may help you get a good night's sleep.
Adult Sleep Needs at Every Age: From Young Adults to the Elderly
WebMD discusses how much sleep adults of different ages need and what adults can do to get the recommended number of hours per night.
When Older Folks Can't Sleep
For many, good sleep is as easy to get as turning off the light and pulling up the covers. But studies show more than half of America's elderly have at least some complaint about how well they sleep.
When Aches and Pains Disrupt Sleep
Sleep deprivation is linked to heart disease, diabetes, poor immune systems, poor mental health, and even obesity. Find out how sleep keeps your body healthy.
The Best Mattress for a Good Night's Sleep
Buying a new mattress? Experts offer their tips for choosing the right mattress so you can sleep better.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 12 Causes of Fatigue and How to Fight It
Always tired? WebMD examines causes and fixes for fatigue.
Slideshow: Can't Sleep? It Could Be What You're Eating
Could a good night’s sleep come down to your diet? Discover which foods hinder sleep and which foods promote restful slumber.
Slideshow: Fighting Fatigue and Sleepiness on the Road
See the surprising dangers of driving sleepy. Learn what increases your risk of a car accident and tips to keep you safe whether it is insomnia, narcolepsy, or something else making you tired.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Sleep Disorders
Pictures show you the symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments for sleep problems.