Healthy Aging and a Good Nights Sleep


Healthy Aging is getting a good nights sleep

Did you know that it is hard for women to sleep more so than men in their aging years? If you don’t get enough sleep at night, it will reduce your alertness during the day because you’re tired.

Aging brings on a different sleep pattern and we need to learn how to control it so when it is time to sleep we sleep well. Sometimes you might sleep but it is a light sleep and we need to have a deep restful REM sleep. Sometimes you may experience heartburn, which causes you to get less sleep. I realize that maybe your not getting enough sleep during the night and you get tired in the afternoon. When you lie down during the day and sleep for a long time, when it is time to go to bed, you’ve had just enough sleep that you’re not as tired.

As we get older many of us turn to naps. If you take one during the day for more than 25 minutes, napping is not good. I realize that maybe your not getting enough sleep during the night and you get tired in the afternoon. When you lie down during the day and sleep for a long time, when it is time to go to bed, you’ve had just enough sleep that you’re not as tired.

How you can reduce the problems that cause you to lose sleep:

Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can cause us to lose sleep. Smoking is not only harmful to your body but it can cause you to lose sleep. You can also reduce eating unhealthy foods that cause heartburn, or drinking caffeine-based substances before you go to bed to improve your sleeping pattern.

Do you have a pet that sleeps with you? Even though you think they are giving you comfort it could cause you to lose that precious sleep you need. You may not realize it but everytime your pet moves, and maybe snores; you can hear this while sleeping. Maybe you might have to get your pet a bed and let him sleep on the floor next to you. If you have allergies, your pet may be the cause, which can make you lose sleep as well.

Sometimes you might sleep but it is a light sleep and we need to have a deep restful REM sleep. Sometimes you may experience heartburn, which causes you to get less sleep. Snoring or feeling depressed sometimes can also cause you to loose sleep.

Aging brings on a different sleep pattern and we need to learn how to control it so when it is time to sleep we sleep well. It is normal as we age that it becomes harder to get a good nights feel and sleep rested when we wake up.

As we grow older, we need to stay active to keep our bodies and system in shape. The older a person gets the less our bodies want to function so keeping it in shape is very important for all of us, even the younger people.

Before you lie down to rest, you should also consider drinking a warm glass of milk. Studies have shown that warm milk helps a person to relax.

Undoing aging: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxDanubia 2013

British biologist Aubrey de Grey talks about a question that people usually try to avoid although it affects all of us. Aging kills the largest number of people and causes many other's suffering day by day. Searching for a solution, de Grey refuses to think about aging as a disease to be cured. He presents a new idea of maintenance to repair the prime cause of aging: the damages of the human body.
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