Sleep complaints in the geriatric patient.

Mark W. Mahowald, Michel A Cramer Bornemann

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Difficulty sleeping is a frequent complaint of elderly patients. But poor sleep is not a normal part of aging. This article discusses the most common sleep problem among older adults-insomnia, its causes, and potential treatments including over-the-counter and prescription medications and behavioral treatments such as relaxation therapy, sleep hygiene, stimulus control, sleep restriction, and cognitive and behavioral therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007


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