As we age, it can sometimes be more difficult to get an adequate amount of quality sleep. Seniors can often be plagued by restless nights due to ongoing sleep disorders. Even the healthiest seniors cannot stop the aging process, and with advancing age comes the inability to continually sleep well. There are some great techniques seniors can implement to help improve their sleeping habits.
Before a senior can adequately tackle the issue of sleeplessness, the reason behind it needs to be clear. There are many possibilities for the cause of sleeplessness. Some of the most common reasons a senior might be experiencing poor sleeping habits include alcohol use, medical illness, depression, medication use, and the loss of a loved one. If a senior can pinpoint a specific issue that is causing sleeping problems, it can be easier to deal with the root of the problem to bring about better sleep.
The most common types of sleep disorders in seniors include:
Thankfully, there are some easy changes seniors can make in their lifestyle to help them sleep better.
Regardless of age, we all need an adequate amount sleep every night. As we age, getting the right amount of sleep becomes more difficult. Seniors who are plagued by various sleeping issues can help to avoid these issues by making a few simple changes and starting some new habits. If you are a senior or are the loving relative of a senior who has sleeping problems, the staff at Sunshine Retirement Living can answer any questions you have and get you going down the path toward a great night’s sleep!
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*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living