Dream Weavers: Understanding How the Biology of Sleep Helps Seniors Control Disruptive Patterns

The Health Journal
August 2015, Editor's Pick

We’ve all had sleepless nights. You know the ones. You wake for no reason with your mind in overdrive, or you find yourself sleeping fewer hours and wonder why. Sleep deprivation develops to varying degrees throughout life, mostly during times of stress or illness, but the phenomenon happens more frequently with age. In turn, we experience increased concern over conditions associated with fatigue and failing memory, as well as a desire to optimize sleep in order to lead healthy, active senior lives.