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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life|
|Subtitle of host publication||Assessment and Treatment|
|Editors||Ken Laidlaw, Bob Knight|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2008|