ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?

 

Do you have frequent trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? You may have insomnia, a common, yet complex medical condition.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Why am I having trouble sleeping?

 
As You Age Your Body Changes, Which May Affect Your Sleep and Wake Systems and Contribute to Insomnia

Your Age

As you age, your body changes, which may affect your sleep and wake systems and contribute to insomnia.

 
Neurotransmitter Activity in Your Sleep and Wake Systems May Play a Role in Trouble Sleeping

Your Brainwaves

Neurotransmitter activity in your sleep and wake systems may play a role.

 
Your Daily Routine and Other Factors can Also Affect Your Sleep

Your Routine

Your daily routine and other factors can also affect your sleep.

 
Why am I Having Trouble Sleeping?

You are not alone! Insomnia is common in older adults.

 

Up to

48%

of older adults experience insomnia.

Insomnia is Common in Older Adults
If You're Struggling With Sleep, There's Some Facts About Insomnia You may not Know.

Don’t sleep on your insomnia.

If you’re struggling with sleep, there’s some facts about insomnia you may not know.

Take this simple true/false quiz to learn more about insomnia.

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Insomnia is not a medical condition, it’s caused by things like your lifestyle, aging, and medications you take.

THAT IS FALSE

Although it can be impacted by outside factors, insomnia is a treatable medical condition. It’s important to discuss your particular sleep challenges with your health care professional.

CORRECT

Although it can be impacted by outside factors, insomnia is a treatable medical condition. It’s important to discuss your particular sleep challenges with your health care professional.

Brain activity, how your neurotransmitters function, is thought to play a role in the sleep process.

THAT IS TRUE

Your brain contributes to the sleep process. That's why you can improve your sleep habits (ie, "sleep hygiene") and still be unable to sleep throughout the night.

NOT QUITE

Your brain contributes to the sleep process. That's why you can improve your sleep habits (ie, "sleep hygiene") and still be unable to sleep throughout the night.

Insomnia can go away without treatment.

THAT CAN BE TRUE

Chronic insomnia may not go away without treatment. Insomnia can be a complex health condition, so it is vital to talk to your health care professional about ways to manage your insomnia.

THAT CAN BE TRUE

Chronic insomnia may not go away without treatment. Insomnia can be a complex health condition, so it is vital to talk to your health care professional about ways to manage your insomnia.

Awakening too frequently throughout the night isn't worth discussing with your health care professional.

THAT IS INCORRECT

Insomnia is a complex medical condition. The best thing you can do is talk to your health care professional to learn what you can do.

THAT IS CORRECT

Insomnia is a complex medical condition. The best thing you can do is talk to your health care professional to learn what you can do.

       

YOUR RESULTS

YOUR SLEEP IS IMPORTANT

It might be time to talk to your health care professional about your insomnia. To help, we've created a discussion tool to guide that conversation.

Need More Answers About Insomnia?

Need more answers about insomnia?

Talk With Your Doctor About How You or Your Loved One Can Get More Sleep

Talk with your health care professional about how you or your loved one can get more sleep.

Talk with your health care professional about how you or your loved one can get more sleep.


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