You need sleep, no matter how old you are

Remember the old adage sleep is the best medicine ? It is true. Especially in the case of the older population. Older adults need more than seven hours of quality sleep every day (sound familiar ?). We tend to think that as you age you need less sleep- that is a myth. Some of the major sleep disorders older adults suffer from are insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless egg syndrome.

More than half of older adults have a sleep disorder. The rate is higher among long-term care facility residents. Although researchers have described more than 70 sleep disorders, four disorders hold top billing. These include insomnia, sleep apnea,

Older adults need to take care of their sleeping habits, making sure that they do not nap during the day, go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. ᅠA bit of discipline could help the situation.

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