Lifespan Changes in Sleep

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  • Created on: 26-03-15 16:32
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  • Lifespan Changes in Sleep
    • Babies- sleep for 15 hours a day with 50% REM sleep
    • 5 year olds- brain activity during sleep resembles adults, although frequency is different. REM is about 30%.
    • Adolescents- less REM sleep than children. Fewer hours asleep now. Nocturnal sexual orgasms can occur.
    • Senescene- REM down to about 20% now. Stage 2 increasing to 60%. Sleep disturbance is common.


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