Edmonton Senior Health | February 11, 2020
How much sleep does a senior need? | With age come many changes in the way our bodies function. While it may not be expected, sleep is one part of life that can also change in senior years. Almost half of all adults 65 and older have a hard time falling asleep and getting a good night’s rest. For many seniors, getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night is almost impossible.
It is also important to keep in mind that some seniors go to bed early in the evening and then wake up in the middle of the night. Some older adults take naps during the day and cannot fall asleep at night as a result.
Not being able to sleep throughout the night does not just affect mood but can result in memory problems and increase the risk of falling. It can also lead to the development of illness and infections as well as headaches and overall weakness and fatigue.
If your loved one cannot fall asleep or has other sleep issues, they should talk with their medical team. However, there are some things they can do on their own to boost their sleep quality, including:
If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).
What’s more, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Care that is empathetic is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our clients’ exact needs. Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office.
If you live in the Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain area, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.
Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible.