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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: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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