Sleep quality improves through age

According to US researchers the belief that older people tend to suffer worse sleep may be false - in fact the reverse may be true. They were also asked about their race, income, education, mood and general health. While being depressed or having health problems was linked to poor sleep quality, once the researchers had adjusted the results to compensate for this, a distinct pattern emerged.

The research, conducted by the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, instead focused on asking large numbers of randomly selected people about their sleep. The only exception to this trend was middle age, where sleep quality was poorer. According to Dr Michael Grandner Even if sleep among older Americans is actually worse than in younger adult’s feelings about it still improve with age.

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