Victoria Senior Home Care | May 18, 2022
How to Deal With Senior Insomnia | Insomnia is one of the most important problems that seniors face nowadays. If you provide 24-hour home care to a senior, you may begin to observe some of the signs and symptoms of sleeplessness in your loved one.
Several causes of insomnia are very common in the older population. Some of the most prevalent causes of this sleep problem in older individuals are poor hygiene, stress, anxiety, inconsistent sleep habits, stimulant usage, depression, and drugs. As a 24-hour home care provider, you must always be on the watch for insomnia. It might be difficult to determine if a loved one is suffering from insomnia, but there are ways to recognize the signs and symptoms of this disorder when they occur.
As a caregiver who is available 24 hours a day, you may notice some of these signs and symptoms more frequently than a caregiver who just works one shift per day. Many of the symptoms of insomnia are present both during the day and at night. When you observe them, call their healthcare practitioner for medicine or a change in regimen that will help them return to a normal sleep cycle.
If you keep these ideas in mind, you will be able to detect the signs and symptoms of insomnia in your loved one and ensure that they receive the assistance they require to overcome this disease and get the rest they require to be their healthiest.
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