Sleep changes through the lifespan

Dr. Alison Bentley shares how sleep changes across the lifespan in this short clip below.

While some patients might complain of insomnia, these may be age-related changes, and it's important to make this distinction.

Dr. Bentley also argues that although 8 hours is the average sleep requirement, it is not the same for everyone; there is no set 'normal', as individuals have unique sleep requirements. This may be a relief for some parents of babies and toddlers to hear, especially if their children do not conform to the textbook age-related recommended sleep requirement.


If you're interested in watching Dr. Bentley's full CPD-accredited talk on insomnia, click here.



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