Sleep is crucial for healthy living at any stage of life, but as our bodies change with age, so should the way we approach sleep. In this episode, Dr. Donn Dexter of Mayo Clinic Health System talks to host Lisa Wells of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County about sleep and aging well.
Sleep disruption is associated with a number of health effects, Dr. Dexter says. As sleep architecture changes with age, different sleeping disorders become more prevalent, especially if those changes go unchecked. Dr. Dexter and Wells discuss the importance of sleep, sleeping disorders, and the different things we can do in the later stages of life to help get a good night’s sleep.