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Insomnia should be screened for and addressed in the elderly by their physicians as it is not a normal part of aging. A poor night's sleep can often make one feel moody, irritable and short tempered, and can lead to depression. Treatment is through behavior modification and medication.
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About: Less sleep with age not normal
Date: 14 July 2005
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