Health Tip: When Seniors Have Trouble Sleeping

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(HealthDay News) — Sleep disturbances — including trouble getting to sleep or waking frequently throughout the night — are common in elderly people.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of common reasons for sleep problems in older people:

Increased need to urinate.
Pain, particularly from arthritis.
Neurological problems.
Alzheimer’s disease.
Side effects of taking certain medications.
Alcohol use.
Not getting enough exercise.
Consuming too much caffeine

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