SLEEP CONCERNS FOR SENIORS

Aches, pains, and stiffness…

These are just a few of the many unwelcome inevitabilities of aging.  Unfortunately, they’re just the tip of the iceberg as far as a restful sleep is concerned.  According to the Sleep Disorders Health Center on WebMD, it’s a common misconception that aging adults need less sleep.  In reality, people in their 70s and 80s need just as much sleep as they did when they were in their 20s.  But most of them aren’t getting it.

What’s getting in the way?
The reasons for lack of sleep can be attributed to a whole slew of interruptions, from ticking clocks and rambunctious pets, to restless-leg syndrome or the onset of sleep apnea. More information on these and other tribulations (such as advanced sleep phase syndrome) can be found at sleepcare.com.

Overcome sleep challenges
Taking back your sleep may not be as difficult for seniors as you might think. Healthy habits such as exercise, spending more time outdoors, reading before bed, and keeping a consistent bedtime can aid in conquering sleep issues. Putting an end to snoring and other minor breathing issues may be as simple as purchasing a quality pillow.

And most importantly, your mattress should be helping to end the sleeplessness rather than exacerbating it. If you’re waking up multiple times throughout the night or feeling worse than you did when you went to bed, then you’re facing an unnecessary problem.  Read through our Buyers Guide or by our store and see us. We can set you up with the right mattress set, a good pillow, and other helpful accessories that will fit your needs. Hopefully you’ll count fewer sheep, wake up less frequently, and enjoy your golden years in comfort.

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