Assisting Seniors with Better Sleep
We all need certain amounts of quality sleep in order to function well and live healthy, happy lives. This is especially true for the senior population. The Golden City has much to offer its residents who are in their golden years, however, seniors need to be at their best to fully enjoy it. If your senior is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it may be time to look further into their sleeping habits:
- Becoming ill often
- Depression and anxiety
- Decreased emotional well-being
- An increase in falls, lack of balance, increased unsteadiness
- Being more irritable than usual
Speaking to your senior friend or family member’s primary care doctor and implementing the following tips with the help of a professional caregiver like those available from Always Best Care can help increase the quality of sleep and the amount of time that your senior sleeps.
Work on Establishing a Bedtime Routine
No matter our age or the activities, routines help us to prepare for what is to come. In the case of sleep, a bedtime routine can help the mind and body prepare for resting. A bedtime routine can include such things as personal hygiene and grooming, a relaxing warm bath, enjoying a cup of herbal tea, reading, writing, or listening to soothing music.
Eliminating or Reducing Evening Alcohol Intake
A nightly drink or two is a favorite activity of many seniors. However, most do not know the negative impact it can have on their sleep. In order to give a senior the best chance at good nighttime sleep, alcohol should not be consumed in the evening or nighttime hours.
The Best Senior Care South San Francisco CA has to Offer
If you are looking for the best elderly care South San Francisco CA has to offer, Always Best Care provides it. We can help your senior incorporate these sleeping tips into their life as well as assist with medical appointments, social outings, shopping, cooking, meal preparation, bathing, laundry, hobbies and even pet care to better ensure they are fully enjoying their golden years and able to remain at home as long as possible.
For the in-home care South San Francisco CA residents recommend, contact Always Best Care today. To schedule a free care consultation and get answers to all your senior care questions, call Allan and Angela Encarnacion at (650) 634-8270.