Why Sleep is Especially Important for Senior Citizens | Beach Terrace Care Center
No matter how old you are it has been proven that a good night’s sleep is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For senior citizens especially, getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to one’s physical and emotional health and stability, for several reasons.
Senior citizens who get a good night’s sleep, on a regular basis, are more focused, have better memory formation, and less overall memory related problems. The reason for this is because while sleeping, one’s body is able to repair any cell damage which happened that day. Sleep also helps improve one’s immune system to help prevent diseases.
Additionally, senior citizens who get a good night’s sleep, are less likely to suffer from depression, and are less tired over the course of the day. While sleeping well, senior citizens also tend to experience fewer nighttime falls, are less sensitive to pain, use fewer prescription or over the counter sleep medications, and are less likely to suffer from life threatening diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. In fact, women are even less likely to suffer from breast cancer.
For these reasons, Beach Terrace Care Center takes sleeping well at night very seriously. The care center trains its staff to take special precautions during night time hours to keep noise to an absolute minimum. Who knew getting a good night’s sleep could have such tremendous advantages for senior citizens!