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How Sleep Changes as We Get Older (and Why)

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Mature couple sleeping together in bed.
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Man sleeping peacefully in bed.
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Study participants


Alarm clock on nightstand.
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How sleep data was collected and categorized


Couple hugging while drinking coffee in the kitchen.
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Health and lifestyle data


Man sleeping in bed.
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Measuring sleep duration over 20 years


Older man sleeping on a hammock.
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How sleep duration changed over 20 years


Blue collar worker on the phone.
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Risk factors for shorter sleep


Insomniac awake at night.
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Persistent short sleep duration linked to poor sleep quality


Couple lying in bed looking at a tablet.
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The decline in sleep duration


Woman sleeping well.
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Changes in sleep may be entirely natural


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The importance of good health and exercise


Martin Reed

Martin Reed

@insomniacoach

Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.