Adults and Their Changing Sleeping Behaviors
As we get older, our sleep needs can change. It is understood that children and adolescents need more sleep than adults, but surprisingly, older adults may also need to get more sleep.
As you age, your body produces less melatonin, the sleep hormone. You can also become more sensitive to environmental disturbances—temperature, sounds, and light. Poor sleep can lead to depression, decreased attention spans, memory problems, increased risk of falls, and greater use of over-the-counter sleep aids. This can all lead to a lower quality of life.
There are some treatments that can help. Your doctor can recommend ways to safely get the sleep you need. You should also make good nutrition and daily exercise a part of your life. These contribute to your general well-being, which promotes good sleep habits as well.
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