Why Aging Is Destroying Your Sleep (And How To Wake Up Refreshed)

As we age we experience some fundamental shifts to the quality and duration of our sleep. On average, older adults experience more awakenings at night, less deep sleep, and they tend to shift their bed and wake times earlier.

In this video, sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus explains some of the science behind how and why our sleep changes, the biological processes that shift as we age, and why quality sleep when we’re younger is essential to staving off cognitive decline when we’re older.

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0:00 How Does Sleep Change as we Age?
1:22 Explaining the Changes in Sleep
4:58 Changes in Brain Activity
5:48 Poor Sleep is an Indicator of Your Overall Health
7:23 Sleep and Cognitive Decline
9:28 Understanding the Glymphatic System

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He’s been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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