How Do Sleep Cycles Change? | Tuft & Needle
May 21, 2020
Author: Shelly Weaver-Cather
As we age, our sleep cycles can change pretty drastically. Babies, for example, require sixteen hours of sleep a day, whereas an older adult probably only needs between seven and eight. The way our sleep cycles function help determine when and how much you should sleep—understanding how these cycles shift as you get older can help make sure your body is getting enough rest.
How do sleep cycles work?
These shortened sleep cycles can be a tough adjustment, but there are a few things you can do to help ease the transition if you’re struggling to sleep.