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Sweet Dreams: Sleep Tips for the Elderly

Sweet Dreams: Sleep Tips for the Elderly

As we get older, our sleep patterns change. We get tired faster and sleep a lot earlier. Being unable to sleep is not a normal part of the aging process and can seriously harm the elderly. Here are some tips to help improve your loved one’s sleep habits:

  • Boost their melatonin levels by using low-wattage bulbs and not using gadgets before bed.
  • Don’t read from any backlit devices, such as tablets, at night.
  • Move their bedroom clock out of view to prevent them from anxiously watching minutes pass by.
  • Make sure their room is cool, dim, and quiet.
  • Don’t bring work into their bedroom, keep it strictly for sleep and other nighttime activities.

Some Causes of Insomnia in Seniors:

One key to quality home health in Georgia is knowing the possible causes of insomnia in the elderly. Take a look at this list of possible causes:

  • Do they feel a lot of stress? Seek home care in Augusta, Georgia, and our nurses will make sure they live a stress-free life at home.
  • Pain
  • Current medication
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of social engagement

If your senior loved one struggle with sleeping well, then maybe senior care in Georgia is a good option for you. We at Zena Home Care will be glad to help!

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