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5 PRACTICAL REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA IN THE ELDERLY

Insomnia is one of the most important issues affecting people in our daily life. Busy, stressful daily routines may cause sleep disorders in younger adults, however we also observe that one of the biggest problems of the elderly is the sleep problem. Our beloved elderly ones need adequate amounts of sleep to restore energy and ensure proper bodily functions. If they experience frequent insomnia, it may be the time to find some effective remedies.

Your caregiver can help improve their sleep patterns. Here are the remedies for the elderly who struggle with sleep;

  • Keep a regular sleep schedule. Irregular sleep patterns are one of the main factors of insomnia. Defining when to go to sleep and when to wake up increases the compliance of your loved ones with the schedule.
  • Take part in calming activities before bed. Reading a book, listening to music or taking a warm bath settle the mind before bed.
  • Lay off excessive napping. While the elderly require more rest time throughout the day than younger people, too much daytime sleeping can affect night sleep patterns. Keep the napping tendencies throughout the day in control.
  • Create a dark sleeping environment. One of the best remedies for insomnia if keeping the bedroom as dark as possible. Too much light in a room activates neurons in our brains that keep us awake. Ideally, all the lights emitted from television, computer, mobile phones, tablets and other displays must be turned off.
  • Avoid heavy meals and spicy food. Eating foods that contain spicy and heavy ingredients can upset your stomach, especially if eaten before bed. Eat light food throughout the evening in order to avoid dreaded midnight stomach aches.

You can safely use these natural cures safely in order to to alleviate moderate insomnia. However, the elderly with more serious symptoms must speak with their physicians.

If you need an assistant and caregiver, please call Medical Center. Our experienced and professional caregivers can provide you with the assistance you need throughout the day. You can get a good night’s sleep. 

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