Researchers have presented a 5-pronged approach to diagnose and manage insomnia in the elderly. If followed, the data show that physicians could help lower sleep disturbances in the senior population. The steps, outlined in the Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine's insomnia supplement (July 2005), include the following:
In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
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Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.
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