Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Older Adult - Research on Aging

Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Older Adult - Research on Aging

First Aired: 3/13/2014

Length: 58 minutes


Managing and treating sleep disorders.
 
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As we age it becomes more difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Failure to get adequate sleep not only affects our health but also poses a danger to society by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. Some sleep disorders can even be life threatening. Jose S. Loredo, MD, MS, MPH, FCCP, professor of clinical medicine and medical director of the UC San Diego Sleep Medicine Center and VA Pulmonary Sleep Disorders Laboratory, discusses how these disorders can be managed and treated.
 
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