A 42-year-old member asked:
does sleep progressively get worse as you age?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ranji Varghese answered
16 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Yes as we age, our brain which is responsible for sleep patterns also age. We tend to wake up more easily, wake earlier, sleep earlier, sleep less with less deep restorative sleep. Medical conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs in addition to the normal aches and pains of aging can also affect sleep quality.
Answered on Nov 17, 2011
Dr. Sal Aragona answered
40 years experience Dentistry
No: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown.
Answered on Dec 25, 2013
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