Survey: Older adults sleep better

March 1, 2012 1:16:23 PM PST
Getting a good night's rest may get easier as you age.

A survey in the journal "Sleep" suggests older adults actually enjoy better sleep than their younger counterparts. Researchers interviewed more than 150,000 Americans by phone.

They found people in their 80s had the fewest complaints about sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue. Who slept the worst? Those with health problems and depression. Also, women reported more sleep disturbances than men and there was also a slight uptick in sleep issues among middle aged men and women.

Otherwise, sleep quality improved over the course of a lifetime.

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