The Older you are, the Better the Sleep

A new study found that the quality of sleep gets better the older we get, and that adults in their 80’s are having the best sleep than anyone else. There are many factors that affect sleep besides your biological age such as stress, illness and depression, but when those aren’t taken in account, elderly adults do not report sleeping problems compared to the younger adults.

The study asked 155,877 adults in a phone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where they were asked about their sleeping habits and general demographic questions such as race, health issues, and income. In general, women said that they had more sleep problems than men and health problems and depression are related with the worse sleep among all age groups.

What do you think of this study?

Read the original article here—courtesy of Times Healthland

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