PHILIP M. TILLER JR., M.D.
It is commonly stated that people sleep less as they grow older and that they sleep less because they need less sleep. This is apparently confirmed by many elderly persons who report sleeping well, but considerably fewer than 8 hours a night, and who assert that they do not need as much sleep as when they were younger. This belief is also found in medical literature, illustrated by the statment by Best and Taylor (1) that the sleep requirements of infants is 14 to 20 hours; of growing children, 12 to 14 hours; of adults, 7 to 9 hours; and
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TILLER PM. Bed Rest, Sleep, and Symptoms: Study of Older Persons. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:98–105. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-98
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):98-105.
Geriatric Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Sleep Disorders.
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