Tags : Sleep

The Power of a Good Nap

Next time you nap, you can rest easy. Because it turns out that if you snooze, you don’t lose. Taking a nap can positively affect cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent Chinese study in General Psychiatry of participants age 60 and up.  Camelia Musleh, MD, a neurologist with NorthShore University HealthSystem, says […]Read More

Exposure to Light Promotes Sleep for People with Alzheimer’s

For many people, sleep is a given — until it’s not. An uninterrupted night of sound sleep often eludes people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The resulting sleep disruptions can have a detrimental effect on their mood and behavior. That’s because sleep is so essential to our well-being that we literally cannot survive without […]Read More

Sleep on It: Helping Older Adults Get Better Rest

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep. Sufficient sleep is essential for good health and memory. It also keeps us focused and productive during our waking hours. Roughly half of older adults complain about sleep issues, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, says Lisa Medalie, PsyD, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist […]Read More