For many older adults, falling asleep and staying asleep can be more difficult. There’s also a myth that seniors need less sleep. However, like all adults, 7-9 hours of sleep is recommended for adults 65 and older. This amount of sleep is necessary for your overall health as well as improving your mood.
In fact, according to the National Institute on Aging, an ongoing lack of sleep or poor quality sleep increases your risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and obesity. That’s why it’s crucial to have a plan in place to ensure that older adults consistently get the sleep they need.
Here are 3 tips to promote healthy sleep: