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Childhood Abuse Causes Sleep Disturbance in Old Age

Posted by Sandra On June - 9 - 2011

Childhood Abuse Affects Sleep Patterns in Old Age

Geriatric researchers have discovered that events that took place long ago can disrupt sleep quality among older adults. Suffering from parental abuse as a child increases a person’s chances of having poor sleep quality in old age, according to a research article in the current issue of the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences. Scientists analyzed information from a sample of 877 adults aged 60 years and above and found that early parental emotional abuse was associated with a higher number of sleep complaints in old age.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/06/09/childhood-abuse-affects-sleep-patterns-in-old-age/26797.html

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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