Sleep disorders in the elderly

M. P. Daly

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Many elderly complain of serious difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. Sleep physiology changes with age. Furthermore, medical conditions that may affect sleep and serious pathologic sleep disorders are more prevalent among the elderly. Treatment should be directed toward any identified underlying condition after thorough evaluation by history, examination, and in certain instances, referral to a sleep disorders center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-488
Number of pages14
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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