My lifestyle was killing me and I knew I had to do something about it. I have learned that the best way to develop a healthy lifestyle is to discover the source of problem and then put a plan into action that will develop good health.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sleep disorder and aging

Are you one of millions of seniors who think life would be pretty good….if you could just get some sleep?

Sleep disturbances are very common in older people. Changes in sleep patterns may be a normal part of aging, but many other factors common in older people contribute to sleep problems. These include physical illness or symptoms, medication side effects, changes in activity or social life, and death of a spouse or loved one. Sleep disorders decrease quality of life in older people by causing daytime sleepiness, tiredness, and lack of energy. Poor quality of sleep also can lead to confusion, difficulty concentrating, and poor performance on tasks. Sleep disorders also are linked with premature death



2 comments:

Beng Gee said...

Omg! I am insomniac and getting older though not senior yet!

Pooja said...

Sleep plays a vital role when it comes to an individual's health. A normal human should sleep for seven to eight hours. Anyone sleeping less than six hours
faces many health problems. Sleep disorder is also called Somnipathy. Sleep disorder is sleeping difficulties like falling asleep at some inappropriate time,
excessive sleeping time etc. Night shifts in big companies are one of the major cause of sleep disorders. People working at night may also have digestive problems, emotional as well as mental problems. Maintaining regular sleep habits is the way to prevent sleep disorders. For more details refer sleep disorders