Sleep Tips for Older Adults
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but it can become harder as we age.
As we get older, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping habits and patterns. However, chronic disturbances in sleep is not normal or a normal part of aging. We probably all know that getting a good night’s rest is critical to our overall physical and emotional health. It can help improve concentration, memory, and build a great immune system. But what can you do to actually get a better night’s rest?
The American Sleep Association estimates about 50- 70 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder. Older adults are more likely to experience advanced sleep issues as they get age. In this presentation, Rachael Falk, a psychologist specializing in geropsychology at Hebrew SeniorLife, defines common sleep problems, ways to help get a better night’s rest, and how to manage chronic sleep disturbances.
The Deanna and Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife provides outpatient memory care services, in person and virtually, for people living with cognitive symptoms — and for their families and caregivers.
Hebrew SeniorLife is the only senior health care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Members of our caregiving teams specialize in providing geriatric care, and they do so with care and compassion.
Hebrew SeniorLife offers a variety of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, and enhanced living. There are options for every lifestyle and budget.