Assessment and treatment of insomnia in later life

Niall M. Broomfield, Matthew R. Wild, Colin Espie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter summarizes assessment and treatment of insomnia complaints in later life. Insomnia is a subjective complaint of persistent difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or non-restorative sleep, associated with marked distress and/or significant impairments of social or occupational functioning. It discusses general factors affecting older people’s sleep, and insomnia associated with age-related medical conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Treatment
EditorsKen Laidlaw, Bob Knight
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780198569459
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Cite this