insomnia is a pervasive complaint among older Americans, 1 so much so that many assume advanced age is inevitably linked wih disturbed sleep. Nevertheless, a growing body of evidence indicates that disease burden, medication effect, inactivity, and poor sleep habits rather than age are the major contributors to sleep disorders. 2 As a result, proper diagnosis and modification in patient sleep habits can frequently prevent the need for pharmacologic intervention. Unfortunately, <25% of older adults with insomnia have discussed the problem with their physicians. 3.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health