Light-treatment Device To Improve Sleep Quality In The Elderly

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

Sleep disturbances increase as we age. Some studies report more than half of seniors 65 years of age or older suffer from chronic sleep disturbances. Researchers have long believed that the sleep disturbances common among the elderly often result from a disruption of the body's circadian rhythms. Now, a newly developed goggle-like device designed to deliver blue light directly to the eyes may improve sleep quality in older adults.

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