Sleep problems tied to later cognitive decline, dementia
Sep 26, 2022
Long time in bed (TIB) and early sleep timing are associated with an increased risk for dementia, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Use of common sleep meds nosedives, with 86 percent drop in oldest adults
Aug 17, 2022
The use of sleep medications among Americans dropped by 31% just prior to the pandemic, with the steepest decline among adults aged 80 and older, investigators report.
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Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 17, 2022
Supporting sleep continuity may improve daytime dementia symptoms … Research urgently needed on long COVID among LTC residents, clinicians say … FDA greenlights first OTC COVID test that also detects...
What’s the ideal number of sleep hours for older adults? Study says 7
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 02, 2022
Helping older adults achieve 7 hours of nightly sleep may help them maintain optimal cognitive health, especially those with dementia and psychiatric disorders, researchers say.
Night shift linked to insomnia and stress symptoms in nurses, study finds
Feb 04, 2022
The effects of poor sleep shouldn’t be overlooked in nurses — especially those who work night shifts, investigators say.
Subjective sleep quality worse for people with migraine
Sep 22, 2021
Percentage of REM sleep lower for adults and children with migraine compared with controls; less total sleep time seen for pediatric patients
CBT is ‘highly effective’ for chronic insomnia in the oldest adults, new study finds
Jun 16, 2021
Despite the medical complexity and advanced age of study participants, cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep efficacy, and decreased the time it took to fall asleep, geriatrician-researchers...
Clinicians urged to check for sleep disturbance in diabetes, a key mortality indicator
Jun 14, 2021
Trouble falling or staying asleep is linked to 87% greater odds of death from any cause over the next nine years in people with diabetes, a new study finds. A simple question can help clinicians identify...
Calming music at bedtime improves elders’ sleep quality in study
Apr 22, 2021
Investigators found that older adults sleep better when they listen to music for 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime — especially if this habit is repeated for weeks.
Extra sleep reduces healthcare workers’ COVID risk; burnout has opposite effect
Mar 24, 2021
One hour longer sleep duration at night is linked to 12% lower odds of contracting COVID-19. And workers who report feeling burned out every day are more likely to become infected and have longer symptom...