Sleep-related habits and preferences in older adults: a pilot study of their range and self-rated importance.

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Barbara Jensen

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Abstract

This article explores the sleep-related habits of older persons, as well as the level of importance they assign to these practices. A convenience sample of 58 community-dwelling seniors responded to sleep-related items from the Self-Maintenance Habits and Preferences in Elderly questionnaire. Sleep practices varied greatly across individuals, but did not show much systematic difference between men and women. However, as with many health care issues, women rated them as more important than did men. Knowledge of sleep habits and preferences is important so that it can be taken into account by those responsible for planning care for older adults or for aiding their adaptation to a new setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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