As we get older, our circadian clocks get off….making it difficult to obtain a solid night’s rest on a regular basis.
Here are some tips to encourage your body to get a healthy sleep:
- Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule, including weekends.
- Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
- Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool.
- Sleep on a comfortable, supportive mattress and pillows.
- Use the bedroom only for sleep.
- Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before bed.
- Exercise regularly—just do it a few hours before bedtime.
- Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol close to bedtime.
Contact Live Free Home Health Care to find out more information on how to get a healthy, restful night’s sleep and to learn about respite care and how we can help a family caregiver avoid the complications of sleep deprivation.