# NMR Spectra Oddities

I've noticed that as the chain length of n-alkanes increase, their number of carbon environments tend to 5 peaks, and no more, no less. Why is this? I've looked on multiple NMR (C13 NMR, I might add) databases and they show that there are 5 carbon environments. The outer carbons are all distinct environments like you'd normally expect, but the inner part of it (e.g. the innermost carbons in tridecane, C13H28) is all one environment. I hope somebody could shed some light on it. It's stumped both me and my chemistry teachers.