Why do elderly people take so many naps every day?

Is it a health problem that they fall asleep every 20 minutes?

9 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Daytime sleepiness is very common among elderly people. Sometimes it's just a sign of interrupted nighttime sleeping due to poor sleep habits, an uncomfortable environment, the aches and pains of aging or a side effect of medications

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Because we get bored with nothing to do.  If a person is falling asleep every 20-minutes....then he or she could have Narcolepsy.

  • 1 month ago

    I also suggest my elders to take nap after lunch hours.

  • 2 months ago

    It will good for his health

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  • 2 months ago

    The battery needs charging more often. 

  • 2 months ago

    It's bcuz as we age, the hypothalamus (in your brain) controlling sleep & waking starts to decline. Without it regulating those cycles, the body has no timing system. So the brain enters sleep on an "as needed" basis.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not all do that; I never do.....

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Vic, in our family the elderly are terrible sleepers. They fall asleep well enough, mostly, but wake in the night (often to use the bathroom) and cannot fall back to sleep for ages. Total nighttime sleep, maybe five hours. The naps make up for it.

    Since in general they're not needed elsewhere, we just let them sleep.

  • 2 months ago

    is you will see when you get older, all life on earth loses energy

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