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My Body Never Got the Memo About Needing Less Sleep as We Age

It is a myth that you need less sleep as you get older

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There has been a myth percolating about sleep and aging. In brief, it has been claimed that we need less sleep as we age. In truth, the older we become, the worse our sleep habits and patterns evolve, so we sleep less. I recall always hearing that “as we age, we need less sleep.” As it turns out, that…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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David Mokotoff

David Mokotoff is a retired MD. Passionate about writing, reading, fishing, and food,