Study identifies mediators of sleep duration and mortality in older adults

A study of older adults in the February issue of SLEEP suggests that both short and long sleep durations are associated with mortality, and these associations are explained by inflammatory markers and health status factors. According to the authors, the findings suggest that paying attention to older adults’ habitual sleep duration can help clinicians identify the potential presence of undetected clinical or subclinical disease.

Read full study:  Association between Sleep Duration and Mortality Is Mediated by Markers of Inflammation and Health in Older Adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study

2015-02-05T00:00:00+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Research|