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Sleep quality improves with age, study finds

A person’s quality of sleep — or perceived of quality of sleep — should improve with age, a new study suggests. Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology originally set out to confirm the long-held belief that difficulty sleeping increases with age.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

How old is too old?

“They don’t need rehab, they’re too old!” How many times have we heard or even asked this question? Did you know that Regis Philbin turned 80 on August 25? The Dancing with the Stars cast has included Cloris Leachman, age 85, Florence Henderson, age 77, and Buzz Aldrin, age 81. Celebrities are the easiest to spotlight, but many of us have relatives, friends, and neighbors that exceed the norm.

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