Aging is inevitable for everybody. And most of the effects of aging have to do with how our bodies work. But beyond the obvious symptoms of aging bodies, from white hair on your head to less elastic skin, there are more unusual symptoms that crop up as the body gets older. And frankly, some of them sound way more interesting than how our bodies worked in our youth. (I'm kind of excited for how my taste buds will change when I'm older, TBH.) These ways your body changes as you get older aren't talked about all that much, but they're pretty cool all the same.
Of course, a lot of what we think of when it comes to how are bodies change as we age has to do with the pressure put on women by a misogynist society — but that doesn't have to be the case. Wrinkles, gray hair, and other 'hallmark' signs of aging are beautiful, but don't hugely affect your body's basic functioning. Your body's sleep patterns may also shift as you get older, as will your body's response to allergies, for not completely understood yet reasons. Here are seven unexpected ways your body may change as you get older.