Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day is not part of normal aging. In fact, troubled sleep may be a sign of emotional or physical disorders and something you should talk about with a doctor or sleep specialist.
Review Date: April 30, 2012
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
Answers to questions about the sleep patterns of the elderly -- including sleep changes, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and solutions to sleeping better.
Review Date: January 28, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians