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Over 60? Here Are the Reasons You're Not Sleeping, Science Says

Sleep, similar to any other natural body function like breathing or blinking, is non-negotiable when it comes to being healthy . Frustratingly, however, sleep doesn't come quite as easily as those other physical necessities. We've all been there: Tossing and turning all night, with each glance at the clock serving as a rude reminder that morning will arrive soon. Insomnia, especially nowadays , is incredibly common. That being said, older adults in particular often complain of sleep issues like trouble falling asleep or multiple nighttime awakenings. The regularity of these occurrences among older individuals has led to the myth that older adults don't need as much sleep as younger people. This is a major fallacy! Per the CDC , whether you're 25, 65, or 95 you still need at least seven hours of sleep per night to be at your best. If anything, sleep is more important as we grow older and enter the later portion of our lives. Consider this study published in the scie