Poor Sleepers More Likely To End Up In Nursing Homes



Sleeping poorly may increase a person’s risk of being placed in a nursing home later in life, a new study suggests.

In the study, older women whose sleep was the most fragmented had about three times the odds of being placed in a nursing home five years later, compared with women whose sleep was the least fragmented.

Previous studies have linked disturbed sleep with disabilities in older adults, and impairment in activities of daily living and mobility, the researchers said.

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OYE!  Loosing sleep is not to be taken lightly.  Not only can it cause you to stack up the weight, especially around the waistline, which may predispose you to chronic diseases, but it also is know to influence pre-mature aging.  If you want to sleep well, taking up running may be the thing for you.  People who run, even this Running Nurse, report sleeping better at night.  Why are you sitting there and waiting?  Studies have shown time and time again that daily exercise comes with many added benefits, and getting your sleep should be a great reason why one would quickly choose this route instead of running to the doctor’s office for a prescription sleeping pill that could have you feeling foggy, dull, and doped up the following day.  So get you some a good ‘ole dose of daily exercise so you can sleep better, and wake up feeling crisp, nimble, and alive.