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There can be a lot of reasons why you’re not sleeping as well as you want. Learn more about specific sleep conditions so you can make an informed decision about your sleep care.
Learn about sleep disorders
If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Over 50 million Americans are estimated to have some kind of sleep disorder, and many adults find that sleeping gets more difficult with age. The good news is that restful sleep is within reach. Many people experience lasting results with sleep therapies and treatments.
Our online health library is a good source of information about sleep disorders. Sleep disorders fall into two primary categories:
- Dyssomnias – Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
- Parasomnia – Strange behavior during sleep such as sleepwalking or night terrors.
Sleep deprivation and older adults
Sleep deprivation simply means you’re not getting enough sleep. It’s a common issue and becomes a greater problem as people grow older. In fact, it’s estimated that half of people older than 65 have frequent sleeping problems.
Sleep apnea is the most common sleeping disorder and one that can cause serious health problems.
Sleep studies involve a series of painless tests while your sleep is monitored. They’re often the best way to determine the source of your sleep issues so you can get the help you need. Learn more about sleep studies.