A 41-year-old member asked:
what happens to deep sleep as you age?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Deep sleep: Deep sleep -- non-rem stages 3 & 4 -- is also known as "restorative" sleep. This decreases as we age, unfortunately! stages 1 & 2 can increase by 8-15%. Older people have more fragmented sleep, and more sleep disturbance in general.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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