Simple Sleep Tips for Seniors
With ideal weather and so much to see and do, including the Bog Gardens, Greensboro, North Carolina attracts many senior residents. However, if your senior is lacking in sleep, they may not be enjoying much of what this amazing city has to offer.
Signs and symptoms of poor sleep in seniors can be a bit different than other age groups and can include:
- Getting ill often
- Depression and anxiety
- Decreased emotional well-being
- An increase in falls, lack of balance, increased unsteadiness
- Being more irritable than usual
If your senior is having some of these symptoms, there are steps you can take to get them back on track to better sleep. Talk with your senior friend or family member and consult a professional care provider from Always Best Care about implementing the following tips:
Cutting out Evening or Bedtime Alcoholic Beverages
Many seniors falsely believe that a drink or two before bed can help them sleep better. While it may help them relax, it will actually inhibit good quality sleep. Cutting out alcohol after the afternoon hours or reducing the amount consumed can help seniors get to sleep and stay asleep better at night.
Staying Awake During the Day
Afternoon naps and other cat naps throughout the day may be inhibiting good nighttime sleep for your senior. Seniors who can avoid sleeping during the day or even reduce their daytime sleeping hours may find that nighttime sleep quality improves.
Taking a Warm Bath
Incorporating a warm bath into their bedtime routine may help seniors relax prior to their head hitting the pillow and the bath can help eliminate the aches and pains that may be keeping them awake or awakening them in the night, as well.
The In-Home Care Greensboro NC Prefers
For quality options in senior living Greensboro NC families prefer Always Best Care. We can even provide Alzheimer’s care in Greensboro NC. Our team creates a care plan with the goal of meeting all of your senior’s needs. Whether it’s a quiet day at home with laundry and meal preparation or a day at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, our professional caregivers can help with a variety of tasks and activities.
For the best option in assisted living Greensboro NC offers contact Always Best Care. You can learn more about the services we provide and schedule a complimentary care consultation by contacting owner Phil Stringer at (336) 314-7968.