|The purpose of this study was to identify quality of sleep and sleep disturbing factors among healthy community dwelling elderly. The subjects were 114 healthy elderly persons over the of age 65, living in Taegu city. The data were collected through interviews W th unstructured questionnaires from August 10 to September 10, 1998. Analysis of data was done through the frequency, percentage, means, x2, t-test and ANOVA with the SAS program. The results of this study were as follows : 1. The mean score of quality of sleep was 6.9. The sleep latency(1.48) was the highest score and the use of sleeping medication(0.10) was the lowest among the domains of the quality of sleep. 2. Regarding sleep - disturbing factors, use the bathroom(2.84) was reported. 3. The distribution according to the quality of sleep showed 43.9% good sleeper and 56.1% poor sleeper. 4. The demographic characteristics of the subjects, age, sex, married status, yes or no of bed partner, perceived health status, present illness, activity of day tame and exercise state were related to the quality of sleep.