A new study shows that older healthy adults may not require as much sleep than younger ones as they age.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests healthy aging adults may require less sleep than younger adults. As reported by AFP, the recent study showed that the older participants slept for shorter periods than their younger counterparts; however, they were not as likely to feel tired throughout the day.
As noted in the report, the study was conducted at the Clinical Research Centre of the University of Surrey in England on 110 adults, who were not known to have sleep disorders or complaints about their sleep. The researchers reportedly found that as individuals get older, deep or slow-wave sleep seemed to decline.
More information about the study may be found in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society journal, SLEEP.
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