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A Simple Guide To Overcoming Insomnia In Old Age

Aug 24, 2018 | Advice

Do you dread going to sleep at night, knowing that as soon as you turn off the light, you’ll just lie there with your mind racing? Sleep is detrimental not only for your health but your alertness and general well being too. Insomnia in old age can lead to all sorts of issues- you’ll feel irritable, have problems with your memory and the tiredness can lead to increased falls and accidents. If you suffer from insomnia in old age and relate to any of the above read on to see how these tips could help.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults over 60. Those who suffer from Insomnia can experience the following symptoms:

  • Take a long time to fall asleep
  • Wake up feeling tired
  • Experience disturbed sleep, waking many times during the night
  • Wake up early and are unable to get back to sleep

How To Overcome Insomnia In Old Age:

As an older adult you should still be getting the normal 7-9 hours of sleep per night. If you relate to any of the above symptoms, there are a number of things you can do to help you sleep better at night:

Sleep tight, not light

As we get older, we tend to sleep lighter, meaning you don’t get those much-needed ZZZ’s.

Avoiding your afternoon nap will help you to sleep deeper at night, as will sticking to a regular sleep routine.

Get the right support

Poor support can be a major cause of insomnia in older adults. If you wake up with aches and pains worse in the morning, your bed could be to blame. 

Cool down

Temperature is one of the biggest causes of disrupted sleep. Being overly warm or cool causes you to move around at night, leading you to wake up.

Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature and opt for breathable cotton sheets during the warmer summer months.

Watch what you eat

Avoid eating large meals, caffeine and alcohol close to your bedtime, which can keep you awake at night.

How an Electric Adjustable Bed Could Help

Insomnia in old age shouldn’t be a given.  A great way to help you enjoy a better, more comfortable nights sleep is by investing in a new adjustable bed.

Designed to help you find that ideal position for a perfect night’s sleep, you’ll not only experience incredible support and comfort all night long, you’ll wake up feeling completely refreshed.

There are other benefits too when you order from The Adjustable Bed Factory. You order at direct factory prices from a UK manufacturer with over 30 years experience and thousands of satisfied customers. So you’ll not only discover comfort with our beds, you’ll feel comfortable with our prices too.

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If you would like to discover how a bed from The Adjustable Bed Factory could help you to sleep better at night, our friendly staff are here to help. Simply call us today on freephone 0800 988 298 or click here to request a free brochure.

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