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We sleep less as we age, because our brains don't think we're tired

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017

It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need? While there’s nothing we can do right now to keep from losing brain receptors as we age, we can still make an effort to get a better night’s sleep. 

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