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For aging baby boomers, sleep gets harder to come by

As we age, medical conditions can make a good night’s rest elusive. But there are steps we can take.

Few generations have treated their sleep with as much disregard as baby boomers, many of whom partied into the wee hours, rose before dawn to go running, and pushed themselves through marathon work days as they climbed the corporate ladder.

Now, as they move through their 50s and 60s into retirement and look forward to relaxing, boomers are finding a good night’s sleep is often hard to come by. Like previous generations, many are grappling with insomnia, snoring, and other disorders associated with aging, excess weight, and uncooperative sleep cycles.

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