History Main / SeniorSleepCycle

1st Mar '17 2:12:12 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Elderly!Numbuh 2 in the final episode, Operation INTERVIEWS. In the Live-Action segments, he's almost always falling asleep, and is shown to have become somewhat senile with age.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Elderly!Numbuh 2 in the final episode, Operation INTERVIEWS. In the Live-Action segments, despite not looking like a year over his 50's, he's almost always falling asleep, and is shown to have become somewhat senile with age.
30th Oct '16 3:33:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Exile's Honor]]'', one of Alberich's undercover identities is an old man who lives this trope. "Falling asleep" after dinner lets Alberich eavesdrop on the upper classes safely.
* Bilbo Baggins, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings.'' Used to show Bilbo's age catching up with him [[spoiler:after he gives up the One Ring.]]

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* In ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Exile's Honor]]'', one of Alberich's undercover identities is an old man who lives this trope. "Falling asleep" after dinner lets Alberich eavesdrop on the upper classes safely.
* Bilbo Baggins, in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings.'' Used to show Bilbo's age catching up with him [[spoiler:after he gives up the One Ring.]]
18th Sep '16 9:21:58 AM nombretomado
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* TheAnnoyingOrange's Grandpa Lemon. He falls asleep in the middle of conversations and even while being chopped in half.

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* TheAnnoyingOrange's WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange's Grandpa Lemon. He falls asleep in the middle of conversations and even while being chopped in half.
22nd Aug '16 1:23:11 PM MrDeath
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* Referenced, if not actually present, in the Avatar Extras in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. When Bumi welcomes the Gaang to "Old People Camp," the Extras pop on screen to declare, "Dinner at 4 o' candle and bedtime at 6:30 o' candle."
22nd Jul '16 10:06:01 PM freesefan
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* Ian Mckellan occasionally feel asleep on the set of ''Film/LordOfTheRings''.
16th May '16 3:28:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Suga Mama on ''TheProudFamily'' always falls asleep while watching wrestling or when she is supposed to be chaperoning Penny or babysitting the twins. Turn it off and she immediately wakes up to tell you to turn it back on, then goes back to sleep once it's back on.

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* Suga Mama on ''TheProudFamily'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' always falls asleep while watching wrestling or when she is supposed to be chaperoning Penny or babysitting the twins. Turn it off and she immediately wakes up to tell you to turn it back on, then goes back to sleep once it's back on.
5th May '16 1:40:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', during a few of the murders, Nanjo's alibi is that he was asleep at the time.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', during a few of the murders, Nanjo's alibi is that he was asleep at the time.
17th Dec '15 12:39:06 PM ChaoticNovelist
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In real life, several studies have suggested that people actually need ''less'' sleep as they grow older; and the portrayal of this trope in media matches the symptoms of narcolepsy, a neurological disorder unrelated to age.

This is a sub-trope of GrandparentalObliviousness. It reflect TruthInTelevision to some extent, though, as older people often tend to go to sleep earlier than younger adults, and since the elderly are usually retired, they generally have nothing in their schedule to prevent them from napping whenever they feel like it. Furthermore, some sleep disorders that can cause daytime dozing, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, are more likely to gradually develop over the course of a lifetime.

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In real life, several studies have suggested that people actually need ''less'' sleep as they grow older; and the portrayal of this trope in media matches the symptoms of narcolepsy, a neurological disorder unrelated to age.

This is a sub-trope of GrandparentalObliviousness. It reflect TruthInTelevision to some extent, though, as
age. [[TruthInTelevision However, older people often tend to go to sleep earlier than younger adults, adults]], and since the elderly are usually retired, they generally have nothing in their schedule to prevent them from napping whenever they feel like it. Furthermore, some sleep disorders that can cause daytime dozing, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, are more likely to gradually develop over the course of a lifetime.
17th Dec '15 12:37:21 PM ChaoticNovelist
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A sub-trope of GrandparentalObliviousness. Basically, if you see a senior citizen in a TV show, most likely, he's either already napping or going to be in a few minutes. And, due to FinaglesLaw, it will always be right when he's supposed to be keeping an eye, on something, or about to ...

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A sub-trope of GrandparentalObliviousness. Basically, if If you see a senior citizen in a TV show, most likely, he's either already napping or going to be in a few minutes. And, due to FinaglesLaw, it will always be right when he's supposed to be keeping an eye, on something, or about to ...



This trope does reflect TruthInTelevision to some extent, though, as older people often tend to go to sleep earlier than younger adults, and since the elderly are usually retired, they generally have nothing in their schedule to prevent them from napping whenever they feel like it. Furthermore, some sleep disorders that can cause daytime dozing, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, are more likely to gradually develop over the course of a lifetime.

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This trope does is a sub-trope of GrandparentalObliviousness. It reflect TruthInTelevision to some extent, though, as older people often tend to go to sleep earlier than younger adults, and since the elderly are usually retired, they generally have nothing in their schedule to prevent them from napping whenever they feel like it. Furthermore, some sleep disorders that can cause daytime dozing, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, are more likely to gradually develop over the course of a lifetime.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Vice-Admiral Garp is about to punch Luffy when both suddenly fell asleep. Though it's less that Garp is old than that he comes from a family of [[SleepyHead narcoleptics.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Vice-Admiral Garp is about to punch Luffy when both suddenly fell fall asleep. Though it's It's less that Garp is old than that he comes from a family of [[SleepyHead narcoleptics.]]
30th Nov '15 3:39:35 PM jccw227
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'', whenever Grandpa Lou is put in charge of the babies, he is always asleep within a matter of seconds, a fact that the babies always use to their advantage. TheMovie hints that age has nothing to do with this however and has been this way his whole life. Didi mentions that he slept through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pearl Harbor]].

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'', whenever Grandpa Lou is put in charge of the babies, he is always asleep within a matter of seconds, a fact that the babies always use to their advantage. TheMovie hints that age has nothing to do with this however and has that he's been this way his whole life. Didi mentions that he slept through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pearl Harbor]].
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