What Happens to Sleep As We Age?
As an adult, you should be averaging between 7-9 hours of sleep every day. This doesn't necessarily mean at night, but just throughout the day. People who sleep 4-5 hours at night will need to supplement their sleep with naps in order to get their necessary sleep. Getting the requisite 7 hours becomes more difficult with age. If you are over 65 years old and having trouble sleeping, it may be because your sleep pattern changes as you age, and after 65 years of age, getting 7 straight hours of sleep may seem extremely difficult.