Why Sleeping Less and Less as You Age

What's up with your sleep schedule? You're not the only one who feels this way.

It's not uncommon for people of all ages to struggle with getting a good night's rest, but this problem is exacerbated for the elderly.

What used to be a natural and enjoyable opportunity to unwind and recharge has now turned into a sleepless night of clock watching. 

As you get older, you find it increasingly difficult to get a good night's rest because you're so tired all the time.

 It's understandable that you'd be curious to know what happened.

Dr. Colin Espie, Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Big Health, shed some light on this perplexing pattern.