Sleep Well, Live Well – 6 Summer Sleep Tips for Seniors


Summer Sleep Tips for Seniors

One thing that often runs into inconvenience as we gracefully age is good, restful sleep. Ensuring that our beloved senior community experiences a peaceful night’s rest is crucial, as a significant chunk of their active life and health depends on it. As we age, things like stress and health conditions can rudely intrude upon our serene dreams. But it doesn’t have to be a losing battle, there are simple yet effective strategies to harness beautiful zzz’s! 


Here are six senior-friendly tips for improving sleep while reaping the rewarding benefits of senior community living.


One of the culprits that may stealthily steal your night’s peace is the gratifying afternoon nap. While the temptation to have a midday snooze can be significant, it may paradoxically become a nemesis to your nighttime rest. Your body’s internal clock may be thrown into disarray, making it challenging when nighttime calls for a peaceful summons to Slumberland. 


Evaluate your consumption of substances like alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. Why? They act as potent stimulants disrupting your valued rest. However, if you have a fond morning routine involving a hot sip, don’t fret! Substitute these with healthier swaps like herbal teas or decaf coffee.


Another friend of good sleep in senior community living is plenty of exposure to sunlight and fresh air during the day. It pleasantly nudges your body’s internal clock, helping make clear distinctions between awake hours and sleeping hours. 


Planning for a well-hydrated night with endlessly filled water bottles by your bedside? Hold on! Consuming lots of water near bedtime may lead you to rush to the restroom often, hindering deep, restorative slumber. 


Another game-changer strategy for improved sleep is establishing a regular bedtime. Adhering consistently readies your body naturally for nighttime, akin to a sweet symphony. You may notice a remarkable difference in your weariness, naturally coming by bedtime every day. 


Nurturing a serene and peaceful sleeping environment is a significant component of perfect sleep. Strive for reducing light and noise distractions whenever possible. Consider swapping the time spent watching TV by burying yourself in a fascinating book. 


Improving sleep while enjoying senior community living involves practical adjustments to habits complemented by an awareness of bodily needs. You’ll be surprised how a few changes can see you through many restful nights, making your senior living experience a lot more vibrant and fulfilling! 


At Mountain Plaza Assisted Living, our staff are passionately committed to promoting a lifestyle blending health, well-being, and all-around joy! Contact us today to discover what makes our community truly exceptional.