Some sleep disorders are more common in older adults.
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME:
Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, happens when you have an overwhelming urge to move your legs. You may also feel burning or itching inside your legs. Symptoms usually occur in the evening or before bed. RLS can make it hard for you to go to sleep, and you may be tired the next day.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when you consistently have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Older adults with insomnia may wake up early in the morning and be unable to fall back sleep.
- OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA:
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when your airway collapses part or all of the way while you are sleeping.
Sign of OSA include:
- loud or frequent snoring
- Daytime sleepiness or tiredness, even after a full night’s sleep
- Choking or gasping while you sleep