senior sleep habits

Sleeping Well as You Age

It is a common myth that seniors don’t need as much sleep as they age. However, at every stage of life, getting quality sleep is essential to mental and physical health. It is recommended that adults get seven to eight hours every night, but changes in sleep patterns due to aging mean that those over 65 tend to get less and less sleep. Some changes in sleep that seniors may notice are sleeping for less time, taking longer to get to sleep, waking up more often during the night, waking up earlier, feeling sleepier earlier, and napping in the afternoon….

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