Sleep Tips for Older Adults

Author: Jeff Cramer
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Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but it can become harder as we age.

As we get older, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping habits and patterns. However, chronic disturbances in sleep is not normal or a normal part of aging. We probably all know that getting a good night’s rest is critical to our overall physical and emotional health. It can help improve concentration, memory, and build a great immune system. But what can you do to actually get a better night’s rest? 

The American Sleep Association estimates about 50- 70 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder. Older adults are more likely to experience advanced sleep issues as they get age. In this presentation, Rachael Falk, a psychologist specializing in geropsychology at Hebrew SeniorLife, defines common sleep problems, ways to help get a better night’s rest, and how to manage chronic sleep disturbances. 

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About Jeff Cramer

Former Content Specialist

Jeff Cramer was the Content Specialist at Hebrew SeniorLife from 2019-2021, where he contributed content for digital platforms like social media, the HSL blog, the HSL website, and e-newsletters. Jeff spent five years as a local TV news anchor and...

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