Age and Changes in Sleep: What Normal and What's Not

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 27, 2019 10:04:38 PM

How Sleep Changes as We Age

Changes in your sleep patterns are a normal part of aging. In general, people tend to have a less satisfaction and more trouble with sleep than when they were younger - this includes both falling asleep and staying asleep [National Sleep Foundation]. As a result, an extremely common misconception about sleep is that we need less sleep as we get older. You may have heard such from your grandparents or even wondered about it yourself.
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Topics: Aging and Sleep

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