Not sleeping as well as you used to? Maybe it's just you're naturally getting older. Unfortunately, since sleep is so important for protecting your mind and body physically, it's a Catch-22.
James Clear delves into the science of sleep and how it changes with age. Citing Harvard Medical School researchers, he points out that as we get older, both the quality of our sleep and the amount of time we sleep decrease. Slow wave sleep — the phase thought to be responsible for tissue growth, muscle repair and immune system repair — also dramatically decreases with age. Guess what that means for your ageing body.
Just another reason to stay vigilant about how well you sleep, at every stage of your life. Whether you're sleep deprived or sleep soundly every night, check out Clear's guide to better sleep below.