Do you toss and turn every night when trying to go to sleep? Do you wake up at least once during the night?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends between seven and eight hours of sleep per night for older adults. Senior Helpers conducted a national survey to determine if seniors are sleeping soundly and getting enough sleep at night.
Senior Helpers discovered a large majority of seniors experience sleep fragmentation, with 88 percent waking up at least once per night, while other seniors wake up three times or more per night.
“Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep, and it’s no wonder that sleep is sometimes elusive. While it’s difficult to control all the factors that interfere with your sleep,” said Bob Tucker, a qualified dementia care provider (QDCP) at Northbrook-based Senior Helpers serving the north and northwest suburbs to the Wisconsin border, “you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep.
Start with these simple tips.
“It’s also important to know when to contact your doctor so any underlying causes of sleeping problems can be identified and treated so you can get a good night’s sleep.”
If you are having challenges sleeping or with healthcare, driving, housekeeping, errands, meal preparation or other challenges, and you would like to learn how a Senior Helpers in-home assistant can be of help, please contact us. We offer free in-home assessments with a senior care professional from Senior Helpers. Contact Bob Tucker at Senior Helpers: 847-564-7500 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Senior Helpers office is the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Cares Affiliate office for all of Chicagoland and has established an For the past five years, they have also been ranked as one of the Top Home Care Agencies in America.