Simple Steps for a Good Night’s Rest

news-freedom-elder-care-new-jersey-good-nights-sleep-seniorsGetting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. But life, work and family demands sometimes make getting enough shut-eye at night difficult.

And if you are an older adult, insomnia can be especially common as a result of poor health, overall poor bedtime habits or using certain medications.

But have no fear! There are some simple steps you can take to get the right amount of quality sleep. recommends the following tips to improve your sleep habits:

  • Engage in social activities
  • Change your outlook on life…be positive!
  • Exercise regularly
  • Expose yourself to sunlight
  • Limit caffeine, alcohol and nicotine
  • Use low-wattage bulbs to boost melatonin levels
  • Don’t read from a computer or cell phone at night
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and cool
  • Move the bedroom clock out of view to avoid watching the minutes tick by
  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule
  • Try using earplugs if snoring is keeping you awake
  • Limit the use of sleeping aides and pills

Sleeping is essential to our physical and emotional well-being and is proven to help advance our memory, concentration and immune system. By adopting some of the above tips, you may notice an improvement in how you feel after a good night’s rest!

Sweet dreams!