Insomnia and other sleep disturbances are common in the elderly. Changes in their internal clock and physical health affect their sleep quality as they age.
Our caregiving staff recommends building an optimal resting environment for your elderly, based on our experience with senior care throughout the years. Making modifications based on your loved one’s preferences will help them sleep better and more peacefully at night.
Numerous seniors and their families were helped by our home health care services in Akron, Ohio. We have learned and witnessed the importance of sleep and how it might affect daily life and health throughout our service. As a result, it is our skilled caregivers’ responsibility to assist our clients in receiving exceptional care and achieving excellent health outcomes.
These are the simple measures to assist your senior in getting a good night’s sleep.
- Keep their bedroom neat.
We will partner your loved one with a caregiver who can assist them with cleaning bedding and curtains as well as clearing needless clutter.
- Maintain a cold and dark environment.
Our bodies sleep best in a cool, dark atmosphere. Invest in blackout curtains to block out strong light and keep the space cool.
- Dinner should not include any hefty dishes.
Dinner should be simple. Alcohol is also prohibited. Allow your elder to have chamomile tea instead of a nightly drink.
- No naps during the day.
Daytime naps can alter the internal clock, keeping the body awake in the early hours of the morning.
- Store away digital screens 1 hour before bed.
Blue light is known to reduce the production of melatonin, the brain chemical that helps us sleep.