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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, and Follow us on Instagram: @wayshomecare, and Facebook: @wayshomehealth.

February Is American Heart Health Month

Welcome back WAYS Home Care & Health Followers.

Amongst celebrating Black History Month, Valentines, and even watching the Super Bowl, February is also American Heart Month. In this month’s newsletter, WAYS discusses matters of the “heart” amongst our seniors.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, especially among seniors, it is important for caregivers to know the facts. 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Seniors are especially prone to cardiovascular complications.

In 1964, more than half of American deaths were the result of cardiovascular disease. Although this percentage has decreased, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. Every February is designated as American Heart Month by the federal government to encourage individuals to learn about, prevent, and address heart problems. Since seniors are especially at risk, it is important that caregivers understand heart disease states The American Heart Association.

Types of Heart Health Problems

There are a wide variety of heart health problems. Cardiovascular disease is a term used to broadly describe the plethora of problems that can impair the cardiovascular system. Specific cardiac issues include, but are not limited to:

• Diabetes • Hypertension • High Cholesterol • Cardiomyopathy • Arrhythmia • Valve Problems • Pericarditis • Stroke • Heart Attack • Heart Failure

While some of these conditions are manageable, others can be fatal if they are not handled properly. It is vital for seniors and caregivers to learn the signs of heart problems.

Find out more information about this month topic in our newsletter. Please follow us on Instagram @wayshomecare, and Facebook @wayshomehealth.