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This information might be old news, but with the stress the Holidays can bring these tips from can act as a reminder to help make sure you loved ones are getting the sleep they need.

5 Practical Tips to Help You Sleep Better

By Laurie Udesky, senior editor

Quick summary

As we age, the architecture of our sleep changes dramatically. The deep, delectable sleep in which we're oblivious to the outside world and its sounds, called slow wave sleep, becomes shorter and more elusive. Our total sleep time also declines. Infants sleep an average of 11.6 hours per night, but by the time we hit 70, our nighttime sleep has shrunk by nearly half, to an average of 6.6 hours.


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