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Can’t Sleep at Night? Consider Getting Checked Out By a Doctor 

June 7, 2022

From the Kiplinger websit

Up to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But older adults have insomnia, sleep apnea and other disorders at higher rates, contributing to other health problems. “The first thing to know about sleep and aging is that the need for sleep doesn’t change as we get older. That’s a myth,” says Sonia Ancoli-Israel, an emeritus professor of psychiatry with a certification in sleep medicine at the University of California-San Diego. “What is true is the ability to get the sleep we need changes. It becomes harder to get that seven to eight hours of sleep, which is recommended for adults.” 

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