Aging and sleep
Older people are known to produce less of the hormone melatonin, which plays a role in promoting
Growth hormone is known to be secreted during the deeper stages of sleep. As we age, we typically get less deep sleep, leading to decreased production of
- Huxley, Aldous. In Coren S. Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep. New York: The Free Press; 1996, p. 175.