Is Pain a Normal Part of Aging?

The short answer is no. Normal often gets confused with common, however. And pain, especially chronic pain, is shockingly all too common. Over 50 million Americans (that’s a little over 20% of adults in the United States) deal with daily pain classified as chronic or high-impact chronic, pain so severe that it inhibits their everyday life. Regretfully, the prevalence of pain sharply increases in people over 50 (1).

Sleep Patterns

How Sleep Patterns Impact Aging

It’s well researched that healthy aging comes with shifts in sleep patterns. Your circadian system, the complex interactions between your hormones and nervous system that influence the timing of everything from blood pressure to hunger, changes as you age. And these changes are entirely normal. Older adults often find that they want to go to bed earlier in the evening and get up earlier in the morning.