Living a healthy lifestyle in senior community living depends on getting enough sleep. However, getting that sleep gets tougher as we age. Stress, as well as health issues might interfere with getting a decent night’s sleep. For a better night’s sleep, take a look at these six senior-friendly tips.
Avoid Taking Afternoon Naps
Depending on the internal clock of your body, sleeping in the afternoon may interrupt your sleep routine and make it harder to fall asleep at night.
Try to Limit Your Consumption of Alcohol, Nicotine, and Caffeine
Any activity that works as a stimulant can result in restless nights. If you find yourself missing your usual cup of coffee, try sipping herbal teas or decaf coffee.
Enjoy Plenty of Sunlight
Your body’s internal clock can be adjusted to distinguish between your awake hours and your sleeping hours by exposing it to sunlight and fresh air during the day.
Avoid Drinking Lots of Water Before Bed
Drinking right before bed can keep you up all night rushing to the restroom, disrupting your sleep. If at all possible, avoid consuming lots of water before night.
Maintain a Regular Bedtime
It can be beneficial to establish a sleeping schedule to prepare your body for nighttime. If you stay with it, you might find that you automatically grow weary at the same time every day.
Limit Nighttime Light and Noise
A peaceful sleeping environment might help you get a good night’s sleep. Wherever possible, stay away from lights and noises. Instead of watching TV to go to sleep, consider reading a book.
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