An analysis of NSF’s 2003 sleep in America poll by a group of researchers finds that 10% of adults 55-64 yrs and 25% of those 75-84 yrs of age are regular nap-takers. This reveals that 15% of older adults (55-84 yrs of age) take naps regularly. It was also found that taking naps regularly is strongly associated with excessive day time sleepiness and that depression, pain and nocturia (frequent urination at night) also increases napping during the day.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2007 Apr; 15(4); m344-50

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