Some alarming research has emerged showing a link between those who don’t sleep well and an increased risk of suicide in the older population. The study was done over a ten-year period, showing that people who complain of sleep problems are more likely to die by suicide. And this finding came independent of depression.
While anyone at any age can have trouble sleeping, older adults tend to get less sleep than they need because falling asleep is a challenge. Insomnia affects almost half of adults 60 and older.