This new study shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Most of my menopause patients complain of poor sleep. But the problem in aging isn’t falling asleep; it’s staying asleep.
A study done at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that people ages 64-74 were 4 times more likely to wake up during the night than younger people ages 21-30.
Older patients also had 6 times more transitions between sleep stages relative to number of transitions to wake than young persons. These findings published in Neurobiology of Aging suggest that the most effective treatments need to be focused on helping people stay asleep after they have fallen asleep. CLICK HERE for a FREE SLEEP DIARY to find out if you need help with your sleep.