March 1, 2018 by Loretta A. McDonald News, Uncategorized elderly care, senior care, senior living, seniors, sleeping, sleeping patterns, ways home care 0 Sleep Awareness Month: How to Improve Senior Sleep Patterns Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to a variety of sleep-related problems. During sleep awareness month, learn what can be done to help seniors establish healthy sleep patterns. Sleep disturbance in the aging is often just the result of reduced REM sleep. In other words, seniors tend to be lighter sleepers. How Aging Affects Sleep Unfortunately, changes in sleep patterns are a normal part of aging. Many seniors have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. In some cases, the challenge is due to a sleeping disorder or the side effect of a medication. However, sleep disturbance in the aging is often just the result of reduced REM sleep. In other words, seniors tend to be lighter sleepers. They wake up more often due to noise, aches, movement, the need to use the bathroom, etc. For more information about healthy tips for senior sleeping, read our WAYSMarchNewltr2018 today. About WAYS WAYS Home Care & Health Agency, LLC (WAYS) is a community-based service that provides important assistance to supplement the efforts of family caregivers, friends, neighbors, and in some cases, home health aides. Our services assist our clients and allow them to remain safe and independent in their own homes. Our Caregivers are available for as few as four hours per visit or up to as many as 24-hours a day. And they can help with a wide range of activities including companionship, meal planning, preparation and clean-up, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, shopping as well as transportation to and from appointments and events. WAYS Home Care & Health Agency, LLC can also assist with personal care needs and provide medication and exercise reminders. Ask for an In-Home Assessment by calling 424-702-5222. You can also reach us at www.wayshomecare.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Instagram: @wayshomecare, and Facebook: @wayshomehealth.