Sleep is one of the most important determinants of health. Proper sleep helps to restore our minds and bodies so that we are able to effectively tackle another day. Sleep supports growth and development, and helps with the body’s healing process. However, knowing how many hours a person actually needs each night is difficult as this differs from person to person and can change with age.
Learn more about sleep and how it can change as we age in the following care of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal: Sleep and aging: How many zzz’s are optimal to stay healthy?
If you struggle with sleep take a look at our OT-V Episode, Improving Sleep, for some solutions that can help.