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Do older people need less sleep?

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The average adult needs a total sleep time of seven to nine hours per day. While sleep patterns usually change as we age, the amount of sleep we generally need does not. Older people may sleep less at night due, in part, to frequent night waking, but their need for sleep is no less than that of younger adults.

From: Sleep Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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