phase syndrome (ASPS), a sleep disorder
more commonly seen in older adults, need a
different plan. People with this condition feel
sleepy in the early evening, around 6 or 7
p.m., and find themselves waking around 4
a.m., which negatively affects their social life
and relationships, says Rosenberg.
For better sleep: Adults with ASPS should
seek out bright light in the evening. This temporarily pauses the brain’s production of
“sleepy” neurotransmitter melatonin and helps
stave off sleep for a few hours.
Raskin encourages seniors to uncover the
root cause of their sleep difficulties instead of
automatically reaching for sleeping pills,
which can cause dizziness and medication
interactions, and increase the risk of falls in
“Patients will often ask for sleep medicines instead of finding out the underlying
cause of the sleep problem, whether it’s a
health condition or another medicine that
they’re taking,” he says. “Getting to the heart of
the problem is always a safer approach.” C
Costco member Malia Jacobson is a nationally
published sleep expert and health journalist.
She blogs about sleep and health at www.
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