World Senior Citizen’s Day 2023

Today, August 21st, 2023, is World Senior Citizen’s Day and Wake Up Narcolepsy would like to take the time to share a resource created from the AASM Sleep Education article “Sleep and Growing Older.

WUN feels that it is important to acknowledge the different populations affected by Narcolepsy and draw attention to information such as this. We hope to expand these resources in the future.

World Senior Citizen's Day - Let's talk about age & sleep - Information courtesy of AASM Sleep Education "Sleep and Growing Older" - www.sleepeducation.org/sleep-growing-older/ - Why do older adults get less sleep than they need? - May produce & secrete less melatonin - May sleep less deeply & wake more frequently - A study showed 13% of men and 36% of women over 65 take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. When getting help... - Keep a sleep diary - Update your doctor on health conditions, medications, coffee, caffeine and alcohol. - Bring your bed partner to report symptoms like loud snoring, breathing pauses or movements during sleep. - Did you know? The most common sleep disorders among older adults are... Insomnia, movement disorders, sleep-disordered breathing. Graphic by Wake Up Narcolepsy.

Check out the full article from AASM.