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10 Tips for Improving Your Sleep

Sleep is important at every stage of life. But as we get older, factors such as pain, medications, or insomnia can affect our rest, leading to an increase in chronic health conditions and in the risk of falls and injuries. Sleep problems can become a habit, especially if you are stressed about the quality of your sleep or dread going to bed at night. Here are some tips to help older adults improve their sleep quality.


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10 Tips for Improving Your Sleep
Practicing good sleep hygiene can help you get the rest you need to feel your best.

  • Stick to a regular sleep schedule
  • Avoid naps in the afternoon
  • Exercise regularly, but not three hours before bed
  • Make a bedtime routine
  • Keep lighting low in the evening
  • Avoid caffeine in the afternoon
  • Use your bedroom only for sleep
  • Maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom
  • Remember that alcohol won’t help with sleep
  • Avoid devices such as cellphones and tablets prior to sleep

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