Sleep patterns in younger and older adults
Sleep patterns in the young and aged
Sleep patterns change with age, anxiety levels, and many other factors. Normally, younger people have more concentrated periods of deep sleep, while older people have more periods of REM sleep.
Review Date: 3/7/2016
Reviewed By: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.