During the 21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, a standing-room only crowd listened to speakers discuss they  their latest findings on the importance of getting adequate quality sleep, reports New American Media.

“The more disorders older adults have, the worse they sleep,” said Ancoli-Israel, who directs the Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center at the University of California San Diego School (UCSD) of Medicine. “If you look at older adults who are very healthy, they rarely have sleep disorders,” she said.