Findings of new Gallup survey on sleep in older adults to be released


Is good sleep a new 'vital sign'?

Sleeplessness affects too many Americans and it doesn't go away as we age. Results of a new survey being revealed at the International Longevity Center's Sleep and Healthy Aging Scientific Consensus Conference will shed new light on what's keeping older adults awake at night and the lengths they're going to in order to cope.

The nation's top medical experts will convene at the conference to discuss an overlooked issue in the medical community sleep and healthy aging. The conference will address such questions as:

  • Should sleep be considered a new "vital sign" for older adults?
  • How does lack of sleep add to the physical and emotional burden of being a caregiver?
  • What is the relationship between exercise and sleep in older adults?
  • How does sleep affect older adults' quality of life?

Media are invited to participate in a one-hour preview that will highlight the new survey results and select presentations from the conference.

Robert N. Butler, M.D., President and CEO, ILC-USA Additional presenters also will be available for interviews.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 9:00-10:00am Harvard Club, 27 W. 44th St., NYC Or via teleconference at 888-632-5950 (outside the US: 713-481-1320)

Megan McIntyre
Communications Manager
International Longevity Center- USA
[email protected]

Adam Pawluk
646-935-4135 (office)
917-847-8488 (on site)
[email protected]

The Sleep and Healthy Aging Scientific Consensus Conference is sponsored by the International Longevity Center-USA and made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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