Most people assume that as you get older, your sleep quality goes down. A new study, however, is disputing that thought. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania originally began their work trying to prove that there was some connection between aging and reoccurring sleep problems, but in the end they found the opposite.
Not only did the study find that sleep quality improves with age, but also that of all of the participants surveyed, adults in their 80’s get better sleep than any other age group. Besides age, factors such as depression or unresolved illness were also major factors with sleep quality over a lifespan. Both researchers and critics were surprised by the outcome of these findings, with the lead researcher citing “this flies in the face of popular belief.”