Sleep Problems Linked With Increased Risk Of Suicide In Older Adults

August 13, 2014 8:18 PM

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It's a popular misconception that older adults need less sleep. Actually, our need for shuteye doesn't diminish with age at all. If anything, the quality of our sleep appears to be even more important as we age. And a new study has found that a lot of tossing and turning in the middle of the night may actually have a very dangerous risk factor attached to it.

Problems sleeping have been linked with increased risk of suicide in the elderly, according to new research published in the Journal of American Medicine Association today. These findings bridge the gap between previous studies, which have already shown that older adults suffer from both poor sleep ...

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