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How does your sleep change as you age?

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As you get older, you sleep more lightly and get less deep sleep. You'll also sleep for shorter spans of sleep, although you still need as much sleep as when you were younger.

From: What Are REM and Non-REM Sleep? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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National Institutes of Health.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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