Aiding the Poor Sleep Cycle in Old Age
Losing every hint of sleep, losing all your appetite, feeling lonely, and not knowing where to seek help from. When the joints are stiff and teeth at their peak flexibility, we know we’ve grown older than the tales our wrinkles can narrate. From digestion to our breathing, from bones to our teeth and our sleep, every aspect of our body functions and systems degrades a little with growing age.
One of the most common challenges that the elderly face is getting a good night’s sleep. As we grow old, we tend to nap more during the day, have trouble falling asleep at night, or waking up in the middle of the night and stay awake for the rest of it all. Determining its root cause and fixing it isn’t a matter of a few pills or habits, but your whole lifestyle. Artha, a place for luxury senior citizen care services will pull out the right cards of its causes, for you.
THE CAUSES OF YOUR POOR SLEEP CYCLE
- Sleep hiatus
- Improper Diet
- Anxiety or Depression
- Side effects of medication
- Restless leg syndrome
- Walking around in the middle of the night to use the restroom, medically called Nocturia
THE REMEDIES FOR YOUR SLEEP CYCLE
1. Increase Your Melatonin Levels Naturally
Artificial lights can disrupt your body’s production of melatonin at night, the hormone that makes you sleepy. Installing low-wattage bulbs in your bedroom, and switching off the television, mobile, and computer for at least an hour before going to bed helps in this situation.
2. Your Bedroom Should Be Dark, Quiet, and Cool
You must make sure that your bedroom is cool and quiet and that your mattress and pillows are neither too stiff nor too fluffy. We tend to become more sensitive to noise as we grow old, and heat and light can also cause sleep issues. A sound machine or a sleep mask can be tried out for better sleep quality.
3. Don’t Scroll Through A Backlit Device at Night
Talking on a video call with your kids or reading on a Kindle might be your favourite pastime activity, but they are disturbing your sleeping pattern. Cut them off for a peaceful night.
4. Bedtime Rituals in your Lifestyle
Playing music, taking a bath, or meditating by concentration, spiritual practices, progressive muscle relaxation, or deep breathing will definitely help you wind down before going to sleep. Having a balanced dinner that fills up your hunger also gives you a satisfying night. These are what can be taken care of in a paid luxury old age home.
5. Limit Sleeping Pills and Sleep Aids
Temporary chemicals like the ones in sleeping pills come with their fair share of side effects and are not meant for use in the long term. Without addressing the root cause of insomnia, it suppresses it and makes things worse with addiction.
ARTHA- THE FIVE-STAR OLD AGE HOME
With well-educated and experienced medical personnel, we stay on our tippy toes to give you that regularity in your sleep cycle, depending on your specific case study. Come, see and experience your cosy stay at Artha.