3) Sleep – what is normal?

  • Everyone needs sleep but what is normal for you may be different for someone else.
  • It is known that sleep decreases with age from 8 hours at 15 years of age to less than 6 hours aged 80.
  • Patterns of sleep also vary and we can wake up more often throughout the night as we age.
  • Lack of sleep can affect how we feel.
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    I always wake up early in the morning and can’t get back to sleep. By midday I am exhausted and need a nap.


    I always have to get up at least 3 times during the night to go to the loo which leaves me feeling sluggish. I find taking coffee during the day keeps me going.

    Something to think about

    Are you worried about your sleep? Do any of these stories sound familiar? Let’s explore this further.