Along with the physical changes of aging, a senior’s sleep patterns change. You or your loved one may find that falling asleep is much harder, or staying asleep can seem impossible. As we age, we tend to stay in the lighter sleep stages than in REM (Rapid Eye Movement). Often the medications used to treat physical and mental ailments create additional sleep disorders in the elderly.
It is possible to work with your changing circadian rhythms and get better sleep by establishing a regular sleep schedule. If you or your loved one needs assistance with getting to bed on time, cooking nutritious meals, or completing household duties, reach out to the team at Home Instead Senior Care. We serve families in and around the Mississauga area with a variety of services to help you stay at home and age in place.
Children benefit from regular bedtime rituals. This also applies to adults, especially senior citizens. Getting a good night’s sleep aids in improving the quality of life you experience. It is a great mood lifter and helps your body fight off infection and illness. It helps in keeping you or your loved one moving and enjoying life with their family and pets.
Here are some additional benefits to encourage you or your senior to set a regular bedtime:
It does not take much to start training your body to embrace bedtime. Here are three quick tips:
Maintain your health and keep your cognitive abilities strong by establishing regular routines for bed. A trained personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga is a perfect choice to making the most of your Golden Years. We support you and your family with tailored care plans that keep you engaged with life.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in the Mississauga community and surrounding areas.
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