life span changes

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Life Span Changes: Infancy?
Sleep a lot. 16-18 hours. REM sleep 50%. Don’t have a regular pattern of sleeping and waking.
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Life Span Changes: Children?
Sleep drops to 10-12 hours. REM 25-30%. More likely to experience sleep disorders like sleep walking and enuresis.
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Life Span Changes: Adolescence?
Start to sleep less than childhood. Chronotype shifts to wanting to wake and stay up late, termed as being owls.
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Life Span Changes: Adulthood?
As they age, sleep less and less. Stage 4 disappears. REM is reduced. Age of 65 sleep apnoea rates as high as 40%. Often naps during day. Quality drops.
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Life Span Changes: Evaluation? -?
Most research done in sleep labs which are artificial and lacking in validity, real life sleep patterns may be more complex. Lack of research about middle aged people
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Life Span Changes: Evaluation? +?
Has been well replicated although there are still large individuals differences.
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Sleep drops to 10-12 hours. REM 25-30%. More likely to experience sleep disorders like sleep walking and enuresis.

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Life Span Changes: Children?

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Start to sleep less than childhood. Chronotype shifts to wanting to wake and stay up late, termed as being owls.

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As they age, sleep less and less. Stage 4 disappears. REM is reduced. Age of 65 sleep apnoea rates as high as 40%. Often naps during day. Quality drops.

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Most research done in sleep labs which are artificial and lacking in validity, real life sleep patterns may be more complex. Lack of research about middle aged people

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