Black JK, Whittaker AC & Balanos GM (2019) Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Physical Activity in Older Manual Workers. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27 (3), pp. 293-299. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0096
First paragraph: Sleep is essential for life and integral to health and well-being (Roehrs, 2000). However, during the aging process, sleep patterns become disrupted, which leads to sleep deprivation (Stanley, 2005). Inadequate sleep has adverse effects on the body, including the production of higher cortisol (stress hormone) levels, which causes wear and tear physiologically, and further contributes to wakefulness (Stanley, 2005).
aging workforce; exercise; increased BMI; sleep disordered breathing
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity: Volume 27, Issue 3