International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


A Society for All Ages Encompasses the Goal of Providing Older Person with the Opportunity to Continue Contributing to Society. To Work Towards this Goal, it is Necessary to Remove Whatever Excludes or Discriminates against Them

Ankit Diamond [2] | Kavita Sharma [5]


Abstract: Introduction and Background of the Study: Madrid International plan of action on ageing Background of the Study 2002. Hutchinson-Gilford (2005), Aging and disease are related in subtle and complex ways. [1]Several conditions that were once thought to be part of aging have now been shown to be due to disease process that can be influenced by life style. Commonly the old age people are prone to get disturbed sleep pattern. [2] There is a change in physiological and psychological patterns as the person ages and this may result in changes in sleep cycle which can be a result of any acute or chronic disease or any underlying factors that are causing stress. In addition, age causes changes in our response to environmental stresses or exposure, such as ultra violet light, heat, not enough oxygen, poor nutrition.[3,4,] Age also interferes with an important process called apoptosis, which programs cells to self-destruct or die at appropriate times, and also all the systemic functions too are getting slowed down due to the physiological changes. Background of the Study: Studies conducted by National sleep Foundation2008 [5, 6, 7]. Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. [8,9]In fact, research demonstrates that our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. So, what's keeping seniors awake? Changes in the patterns of our sleep - what specialist?s call "sleep architecture" - occur as we age and this may contribute to sleep problems.[10,11] Sleep occurs in multiple stages including dreamless periods of light and deep sleep, and occasional periods of active dreaming (REM sleep). [12, 13]The sleep cycle is repeated several times during the night and although total sleep time tends to remain constant, older people spend more time in the lighter stages of sleep than in deep sleep. Many older adults, though certainly not all, also report being less satisfied with sleep and more tired during the day.


Keywords: Geriatrics Old age Sleep disturbances Yoga Sleep Older Adult REM Sleep Quality


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 645 - 651


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