Make Sleep a Priority Chapter 17


Seniors Need Sleep

Contrary to popular belief, seniors do not need less sleep. They simply tend to get less sleep. In adulthood and the senior years, more than one-third of the U.S. population reports inadequate or disrupted sleep. A lack of sufficient sleep can lead to many health complications, especially in the elderly. Sleep's role in memory processing and storage is vitally important, as seniors are naturally at risk for memory loss and dementia. Seniors who aren't getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night should let their medical professional know, and try to resolve the problem.


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CHAPTER 1

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is not a luxury. It is essential to our fitness, memory, mood and overall health.
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CHAPTER 3

We Sleep in Cycles

Our sleep progresses through four distinct cycles, and each plays a role in maintaining our health.
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CHAPTER 10

Sleep and Your Weight

A good night's sleep keeps two important appetite-control hormones in balance.
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CHAPTER 14

Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

This breathing disorder disrupts sleep and plays havoc with your health.
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Seniors Need Sleep

Seniors should still aim for about eight hours of sleep per night.
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