How Does Sleep Change As We Age

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Getting older changes many things about our lives — and it’s not just a few more grey hairs or less energy to keep up with the grandchildren. Ageing can have a profound effect on sleep, as well, making it more difficult to get the recommended 7-8 hours each night. 

Our sleep needs change throughout our lives, from the time we’re newborns and require up to 20 hours of rest per day through adulthood, when most people function best with about eight hours of sleep per night.

The problem is that the older we get, the more difficult it becomes to get restful sleep. In fact, sleep problems including sleep apnea, disrupt