Aging and Lifelong Health
The pattern of sleep changes profoundly as we age from birth into old age, and there is little understanding of how and why these changes occur. For example, the sleep disruption caused by new-born infants can have a devastating impact upon parents and siblings. At the other end of the age spectrum, in terms of the elderly, SCRD represents a very major problem and an increasing health burden.
Addressing SCRD in life-long ageing will be a major focus for future research within the SCNi. We aim to:
- Define the nature of SCRD within the ageing population – from birth to old age
- Address the causal relationships between SCRD and age
- Use evidence-based treatments for the amelioration of SCRD.