For seniors, sleeping can be a challenge. Some believe altered sleep patterns occur naturally as we age. Another possible cause of sleepless nights is a lack of melatonin. Whatever the cause may be, at Glen Arden we believe it is important to stay active during the day to create the ideal environment for falling asleep and conquering insomnia each night.
If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, think about the following:
- When and how often are you drinking coffee?
- Do you nap during the day?
- Are you active?
- Chronic conditions such as arthritis that may affect your sleep. Have you spoken with your doctor about a potential link between a condition or medications you are taking to insomnia?
An Active Lifestyle Can Help
In most cases, staying active can lead to a better night’s sleep. If this is the case for you, we have good news: living at our continuing care retirement community means that there is always something to do to help you stay active. Take a Zumba class, go swimming in our indoor heated pool, play some tennis with a friend or go on a daily walk on one of our scenic paths. Take time in finding what you enjoy most and don’t be afraid to try something new.
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