Everyone is different, and some of the things you mentioned I don't see as age-related at all.
I am 56. I don't need more sleep - I have always needed 8 hours, even in my 20s. I don't wake up "more during the night"; in fact, I hardly even wake up once. My waist is not any thicker than it used to be.
I'm turning 62 and have no sleep issues. At 50, I was on Prozac which helped me feel normal and not like I was down in a hole. I was taking HRT which helped as I'd had a hysterectomy at 48. I know Dr. Mercola on his web site recommends Vitamin D. You could check him out. I also, find Roby Mitchell, M.D. who is DrFittt on YouTube to be very helpful. He talks about thyroid issues which for many people is a problem. My husband takes Synthroid as he has an issue with no energy that is thryoid related. I have Gout now, and find I can't eat sugars/starches or it will "flair" so I have to stay away from anything that causes me pain. I look at a donut and think "do I want my big toe joint to be throbbing tonight or not?" So, I can pass on that donut.
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I turned 50 this summer. I noticed that in the past year that my body is slowing down. I can't keep long hours like I could 3 years ago. I find I need require more sleep, but I also noticed I wake up more during the night. I noticed that despite exercising my waist is thicker. Are these just "age" related issues or am I doing something wrong?
Anyone else out there experiencing any of these issues?