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Poor sleep not a normal part of aging-6124

Poor sleep not a normal part of aging

Sleep doesn't come easily for nearly half of older adults in the US, and more than a third have resorted to medication to help them doze off at night, according to the latest national poll on healthy aging, which surveyed 1,065 people ages 65 to 80.

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Improve sleep with mindful meditation-5337

Improve sleep with mindful meditation

As people age, they may experience trouble falling asleep or staying asleep (NIH SeniorHealth). However, disturbed sleep is not normal, and a team of researchers wondered if there was a non-drug way to have a good night’s sleep.

STUDY: A group of 49 people with moderate sleep problems, ages 55 and older, were randomly assigned to attend a sleep hygiene education course (sleep habits, relaxation methods and establishing bedtime routines) or to learn a mindful awareness practice that trained participants to be aware of their thoughts and emotions but avoid reacting to or becoming distracted by them.

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For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression-5125

For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression

Symptoms of osteoarthritis, the wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the space between bones, include pain, swelling and stiffness, and fatigue (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases). According to background from the publisher of a new study, previous studies show that those with knee osteoarthritis (OA) report issues with getting to sleep and staying asleep, among other sleep problems.

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Feeling tired may not be related to how long we sleep-5122

Feeling tired may not be related to how long we sleep

As part of a sleep study, 727 people ages 62-91 years wore an actigraph over three nights to measure movement and kept a diary of how well they slept.

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A good night's sleep aids cognition-4945

A good night's sleep aids cognition

How much and how well people sleep can influence health and feelings of well-being as well as memory and learning capacity (Harvard Medical School).

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More light during the day calms people with Alzheimer's-4770

More light during the day calms people with Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may experience changes in their sleep patterns, such as difficulty sleeping or taking naps during the daytime. Among the non-drug treatments are spending time in sunlight in the mornings, along with avoiding stimulants, adhering to a regular schedule and getting daily exercise (Alzheimer’s Association).

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