It’s Not That Older Folks Need Less Sleep. It’s That We Get Less Sleep! Many older adults enjoy, like younger people do, about 20% of mind-restoring sleep. But deep sleep occurs less than 5% of the time as we grow older If you are in the group I’ll refer to as “active aging,” you know that it takes you longer to fall asleep than it did when you were younger. You may sleep less soundly, have more interrupted sleep, and require more daytime dozing to make up for the lack of body restoring sleep. Continued at TotalGymImpulse