(VANCOUVER SUN) — They may have to rewrite the saying “sleep like a baby” after a recent study showed our sleep actually improves with age.

A survey, published in the March issue of Sleep, reveals that women over 80 reported the highest happiness levels about the quality of their sleep while teens and young adults felt the worst about theirs.

The findings surprised the report’s author, Dr. Michael Grandner from the Centre for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

“We expected to see what everyone has guessed and shown as far as objectively recorded sleep,” said Grandner. “If you measure sleep, older people do have more problems with their sleep. But does that translate into their experience of their sleep being worse? It is just the opposite.”

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