- Everyone needs sleep but what is normal for you may be different for someone else.
- It is known that sleep decreases with age from 8 hours at 15 years of age to less than 6 hours aged 80.
- Patterns of sleep also vary and we can wake up more often throughout the night as we age.
- Lack of sleep can affect how we feel.
I always wake up early in the morning and can’t get back to sleep. By midday I am exhausted and need a nap.
I always have to get up at least 3 times during the night to go to the loo which leaves me feeling sluggish. I find taking coffee during the day keeps me going.
Something to think about
Are you worried about your sleep? Do any of these stories sound familiar? Let’s explore this further.