retired german good sleepingFreshly retired Germans tend to sleep better than their working counterparts, concludes a recent research study. However, as old age sets in, getting good-quality sleep becomes increasingly difficult.

Owing to reasons linked to career or family related stress issues almost one third of the adults have, at some point in their lives, suffered from sleep problems.

According to the findings of a recently concluded research study by the scientists of the Basel University and the German Institute for Economic Research, the retirement or a substantial long break from professional strain is as a nocturnal respite for elders.

Findings in detail of the this research study have been published in the The Journals of Gerontology Series B, Frankfurter Rundschau regional paper.

Of the 14,200 men and women between the ages of 18 and 85 studied by the researchers , those between 18 and 60 were notably less happy with the quality of sleep they were getting than those over 60.

Unfortunately, when people hit 66 the quality of sleep seemed to disintegrate – as reaching deep sleep becomes difficult and getting tired in the daytime becomes more popular.

And because maintaining deep levels of sleep is difficult, older people wake up more easily. Children and young adults often slip into heavy slumber more easily and so are harder to wake, meaning they get solid, uninterrupted sleep.

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