Sleep disorder or simple sleep ontogeny? Tendency for morningness is associated with worse sleep quality in the elderly

Sleep disorder or simple sleep ontogeny? Tendency for morningness is associated with worse sleep quality in the elderly

Author Barbosa, A. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Miguel, M. A. L. Google Scholar
Tufik, S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sabino, F. C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cendoroglo, M. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pedrazzoli, M. Google Scholar
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the alterations in sleep and circadian parameters during the aging process. The study sample comprises volunteers older than 18 up to 90 years of age that answered the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Horne and Ostberg circadian preference questionnaire. We observed that the shift to morningness with increasing age is associated with a significant worsening in sleep quality. We discuss that this sleep profile characterized by morningness and worse sleep quality observed in elderly, when compared to younger people, reflects not necessarily a pathological state, but an expected profile for this age group.
Keywords Elderly
Sleep Quality
Circadian Rhythmicity
Chronotype
Sleep OntogenyTemperature Rhythms
Older-People
Age-Differences
Eveningness
Gender
Index
Preference
Men
Morningness/Eveningness
Homeostasis
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Associação Fundo de Incentivo à Psicofarmacologia (AFIP)
Grant number FAPESP: 1998/14303-3
FAPESP: 2011/05804-5
Date 2016
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Medical And Biological Research. Sao Paulo, v. 49, n. 10, p. e5311, 2016.
ISSN 0100-879X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Termedia Publishing House Ltd
Extent e5311
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1414-431X20165311
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000385844600003
SciELO ID S0100-879X2016001000606 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49377

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