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Tips for Senior’s for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Considering that we spend so much of our lives – around one-third of it! – in bed sleeping, you’d think we’d get better at it as we age. But studies show that, oftentimes, the opposite is true – especially when we reach our senior years. Sleep is especially important for us as we age because it reduces our risk for both physical and neurological decline. With some folks, the reasons for not sleeping enough are physica...Read More

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Rest easy: How seniors can improve the quality of their sleep

It’s yet another cruel joke played by our aging bodies. You’ve finally retired, and you’re due some much-needed rest – and you find yourself unable to sleep! A 2003 poll by the National Sleep Foundation revealed that 44 percent of Americans over the age of 55 said they had one or more symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. Why is insomnia – whether acute (lasting a few days to a few weeks) or chronic (lasting more than one month) - more prevalent among the elderly? Neurol...Read More