History Main / SeniorSleepCycle

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]].
30th Nov '15 3:38:25 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.

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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]].
21st Sep '15 7:14:09 PM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it UpToEleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''[[FridgeHorror God knows how long he's been dreaming?]]''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it UpToEleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''[[FridgeHorror God knows how long he's been dreaming?]]''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
19th Sep '15 5:33:58 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''[[FridgeHorror God knows how long he's been dreaming?]]''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven UpToEleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''[[FridgeHorror God knows how long he's been dreaming?]]''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
19th Sep '15 5:33:34 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... a week? A year? A decade? '''''God '''''[[FridgeHorror God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' dreaming?]]''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
19th Sep '15 5:32:59 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... perhap a week? A year? A decade? A century? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... perhap a week? A year? A decade? A century? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
19th Sep '15 5:32:30 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', Gehrman took it up to eleven and slept for... perhap a week? A year? A decade? A century? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', Gehrman [[BadassGrandpa Gehrman]] took it up to eleven and slept for... perhap a week? A year? A decade? A century? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's been stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
19th Sep '15 5:31:42 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', Gehrman took it up to eleven and sleep for... A week? A year? A decade? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: he's the First Hunter after all.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', Gehrman took it up to eleven and sleep slept for... A perhap a week? A year? A decade? A century? '''''God knows how long he's been dreaming!''''' [[spoiler: It was justified however, he's the First Hunter stuck in his own dream unwillingly after all.]]
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