By Torie Temple
Becky Beanblossom, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, gives her top three ways of making sure your loved one gets better sleep.
- Properly engage and stimulate your loved one during the day. Instead of allowing him to sleep during the day, have him burn energy so that when it is time for bed, he is ready to rest.
- Keep a bedtime routine. If bedtime is kept about the same time each night, your loved one is likely to get a routine and rhythm that will keep his body regulated to sleeping when it is appropriate.
- Be careful about eating and drinking before bedtime. Certain foods, caffeine, sugars, and alcohol can stimulate the body and make it more difficult for your loved one to sleep.