Psychology and Aging. In some cases, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, a prescription sleep aid, or both may be recommended. Move bedroom clocks out of view.
The cycle of troubled sleep continued until one day, feeling very sleepy, she fell and broke her hip. As the population of older adults continues to grow, so too will the prevalence of insomnia and associated conditions, making assessment and treatment increasingly important. Indeed, the NSF poll found that 64 percent of adults over 65 consider themselves a "morning person.