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(p. 257) Assessment and treatment of insomnia in later life 

(p. 257) Assessment and treatment of insomnia in later life
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(p. 257) Assessment and treatment of insomnia in later life
Author(s):

Niall M. Broomfield

, Matthew R. Wild

, and Colin Espie

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198569459.003.0011
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date: 26 January 2021

This chapter summarizes assessment and treatment of insomnia complaints in later life. Insomnia is a subjective complaint of persistent difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or non-restorative sleep, associated with marked distress and/or significant impairments of social or occupational functioning. It discusses general factors affecting older people’s sleep, and insomnia associated with age-related medical conditions.

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