The Importance of quality sleep for older adults
As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns. We may become sleepier earlier, wake up earlier, and enjoy less deep sleep.
However, disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Sleep is just as important to our physical and emotional health in our senior years as it was when we were younger.
No matter what your age, sleeping well is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being. For seniors, a good night’s sleep is especially important because it helps improve concentration and memory formation, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease.
It appears that it is more important to focus more on how you feel following a night’s sleep, rather than the specific number of hours you spend asleep. Quality is as important as quantity. Investing in a quality bed and in particular, a quality adjustable bed is all to do with achieving good posture whilst you sleep. Good posture takes pressure off your organs, helps you to breathe properly and therefore reduces snoring, aids digestion and blood circulation and ultimately reduces the amount you need to toss and turn. You may also benefit from temporary relief from joint and muscle pain, swelling, water retention and so on.
To get good quality sleep, you need to achieve good posture!
- Check the overall height of the bed to ensure you can get on and off it easily and safely
- Think about not only what may be suitable today, but what will also be suitable in the years to come
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