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Sleep and Aging

Frequently Asked Questions

22. What can I expect during my visit to the doctor? - cont'd

Since older people are more likely to take medications and to have medical problems that may affect sleep, it is important for your doctor to know about all of your health conditions and medicines. Don't forget to mention over-the-counter medications, coffee or caffeine use, and alcohol since these may also have an impact on your sleep. (Answer continues on next page.)