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|Fri, 06-14-2013 - 12:31pm|
For years I have heard that "older people" need less sleep (than when they were younger, I guess) and that older people wake up earlier. (I don't know at what age we officially become "older people" so I hope that nobody takes offense). Have either of these been the case with you?
I'm 61, not old in my opinion. Anyway I am finding that I seem to need more sleep than before and I definitely do not wake up early. When I was younger I could function on little sleep (and did so, for years) and make myself get up early, but find it much harder now, and notice a big reduction in my alertness and energy on days when I have to get up without enough rest.
Just wondering at what age the "needing less sleep" thing will kick in! But also wondering what others' experiences are regarding sleep, fatigue, stamina, etc