Everyone wishes to age well, but healthy aging remains a mystery to many people. However, many are not getting a good night sleep to achieve their goals. Sleeping is essential for everyone, young or old. Despite older adults tend to sleep less hours than younger folks, their body still needs the same amount of sleep to recharge. Since seniors tend not to sleep as long during the night, they make it up by taking naps during the day time. This is fine except it interrupts the sleep cycle and eventually will disrupt your sleep at night as well.
Not sleeping well can cause many problems, and it affects your body, your health, and ultimately the way you age. For instance, you may feel depressed and irritable, and are less energized and more prone to falls or accidents, and even cause memory problems.
Best thing to do is to set a sleeping routine. Do something relaxing before going to bed to get ready to sleep like reading a book, listening to music, or even just taking a shower to get comfortable. It is also important expose yourself to the sun from time to time because our internal clock dictates our sleeping as well. Finally, it sounds like common sense, but keep your bedroom dark and comfortably warm to make it easier to fall asleep.
Sleeping at one’s own home is most likely easier than in an assisted living facility as well, so why not find a home care service that will provide direct support for seniors at home rather than moving them into a nursing home? A-1 Home Care in Studio City has been in business since 1991, and we understand what it takes to find the best quality caregivers. Our personalized services include Post Surgical Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care,Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Heart Attack Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services. We serve the cities of Studio City, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Glendale, West Hollywood, and many more cities in the Los Angeles andOrange County.