77. Normal Sleep in Aging

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Liat Ayalon1 and
  2. Sonia Ancoli-Israel2

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch77

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Ayalon, L. and Ancoli-Israel, S. (2005) Normal Sleep in Aging, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch77

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • normal sleep in aging;
  • sleep stage shifts and more awakenings;
  • circadian rhythms and aging


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Sleep Architecture

  • The Need for Sleep

  • Circadian Rhythms and Aging

  • The Effects of Age-Related Normal Physiologic Changes on Sleep

  • Age-Related Factors Associated with Sleep Disorders

  • Why Good Sleep is Important in Elderly

  • Acknowledgments

  • References