It is normal to sleep lesser number of hours than you usually do, feel sleepy early and wake up early as you age. Just like our body ages, our sleep patterns also change. But that doesn’t mean elders should be sleeping less than they should as it could affect their general well-being and daytime functioning. Research also says it is not necessary for elders to lose their sleep as a result of ageing.
If elders exhibit the following problems, it could be because they are not sleeping well :
Elders are bound to have sleep problems if they have trouble getting to sleep, wake up incessantly during the night, feel tired during the daytime and exhibit the strong urge to take long naps during the day. In order to avoid situations like this, you can help your elderly parent or relative try the following: