Daily Archives: October 14, 2019

How You Can Sleep Better

While many people believe that women over 50 require less sleep and thus can stay up late and still wake up before everyone else, this simply isn’t true. This is confirmed by Dr. Daniel A. Barone, assistant neurology professor at Weill Cornell Medical School. However, he does go on to agree that our ability to stay asleep decreases as we age. The Truth About Sleep When someone requires 8 hours of sleep when they’re 30, they’ll still require that much sleep when they’re 70. Unfortunately, according to the American Psychological Association about half of older adults suffer from insomnia. This is typically a result of health problems including depression and cardiovascular issues. The quality of sleep also decreases for women over 50. This is because the body’s ability to produce melatonin (a sleep hormone) starts slowing down. As such, their Read More +