Oftentimes as we age, our quality of sleep and the amount of sleep we get deteriorates. In fact, according to the Sleep Foundation, as early as middle age we lose about 27 minutes of sleep every night with each decade that we age. In addition, the current environment we are all living in with the continued worry of Coronavirus may be increasing the likelihood of insomnia in the elderly.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. It can also cause you to wake up too early or make it difficult to fall back asleep once woken up. It can affect not only your energy levels, but also your overall mood. Those that are affected by insomnia may suffer from a lack of being able to regulate their emotions as well as an overall decrease in their quality of life. Insomnia symptoms may include:
Insomnia and Aging
Insomnia becomes more common with age for a few main reasons.
Ways To Combat Insomnia
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