A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Polysomnography and actigraphy are tests commonly ordered for some sleep disorders.
Snoring/breathing difficulties while sleeping.Bedtimerefusal.Insomnia.Sleepwalking.Sleep terrors, nightmares or nighttime fears.Unusual sleep behaviors. Excessive daytime sleepiness.Bedwetting.
Treatments for sleep disorders generally can be grouped into four categories: Behavioral and psychotherapeutic treatment, Rehabilitation and management, Medication Other somatic treatment.
Most of the elderly individuals were women (341/68.5%), aged between 65 and 74 years old (333/66.85), Caucasian (370/74.3%), married (261/52.5%) or widowed (167/33.5%). Among them, 350 (70.3%) were retired, 165 (33.1%) were pensioners and 71 (14.3%) still worked. Family income was five times the minimum wage for half of the elderly individuals (288/57.8%), and above five times the minimum wage for a fifth of them (112/22.5%). Most of them had completed primary school (265/53.2%) and a fifth did not go to school (91/18.3%). A total of 293 (58.8%) elderly individuals were the family head. Half of the elderly individuals had between one and three children (257/51.6%), and most lived with their spouse or with their spouse and children (373/72.9%); about one fifth of the elderly individuals lived by themselves (81/16.3%).