Do Older Adults Need Less Sleep?

Many older adults feel that a good night’s sleep is more elusive than it once was. You may feel tired earlier in the evening, but then sleep for less total hours than you used to. Perhaps you wake frequently during the night, or wake early in the morning and struggle to fall asleep again. People sometimes say they just don’t need as much sleep as they did when they were younger. They may feel that they simply need less sleep or accept insomnia as a normal part of the aging process. You still need your sleep as you get […]

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