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"Aging: Sleep Deprivation Easier on Older People"

May 11, 2009

By New York Times Author Nicholas Bakalar

Research suggests that sleep-deprived young people are much more likely to nod off than the elderly.  Findings published by the Division of Sleep Medicine's Jeanne F. Duffy, MBA, PhD, show significantly more attentional failures in the young than the elderly after a period of controlled sleep deprivation.  

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