Life Stages

The complete Sleepopolis handbook to sleep, from infancy through the teen years to adulthood.


Major growth developments decline as people grow older, leading to lighter sleep of shorter duration.  Lifestyle choices such as work schedules, parenting, and alcohol consumption may also contribute to changes in sleep patterns. The prevalence of sleep disorders and chronic illness also increases with age. Understanding these changes in sleep duration can lead to less anxious and more restful sleep—and better health and well-being.


Andrew Warren