Conditions & Treatments

Sleep Problems in Seniors

At Banner Health, we understand how uninterrupted sleep is more challenging after age 65. Our sleep experts are here to treat your sleep disorder and help you get back to a good night’s sleep.

How Does Sleep Change With Age?

Studies show that 50% of Americans over the age of 65 have sleep problems. Your sleep quality can worsen with age due to a variety of physical, medical or lifestyle issues. Age-related changes can also cover up underlying sleep disorders.

You may have trouble falling asleep as well as staying asleep all night. Some common reasons for sleep interruptions in people over 65 include:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heartburn
  • Headaches
  • Menopause
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Using the bathroom
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