alexa Subjective and Objective Sleep Measures in Older People with a History of Falls

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Subjective and Objective Sleep Measures in Older People with a History of Falls

As we know falls are common in older people, with approximately 40% of those aged 80 and over falling each year. Risk factor behind this is sleep difficulty in older people. Most clinical and research information on sleep in older people, particularly in older fallers has been self-reported. The objectives of this study were to describe the level and type of sleep problems in community-dwelling older people who have a history of falls, and to investigate whether sleep difficulties are associated with falls and falls risk. For this we undertook a cross-sectional observational study of objective and subjective sleep falls risk and falls history. Thirty-five community-dwelling Veterans or war widow/ers that had fallen at least once in the previous year were recruited. Objective inlaboratory polysomnography and in-home assessment of subjective sleep and falls risk profile were assessed. A high level of specific sleep disorders was found.

Subjective and Objective Sleep Measures in Older People with a History of Falls
 
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