Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone but, as you get older, your sleep patterns can change and usually cause you to wake more regularly. External factors, such as bedtime routine, anxiety or discomfort can also affect your sleep, potentially leaving you missing out on quality rest.
To help with this, there are many sleeping aids that can help to give you more comfort and peace of mind in the bedroom, so you can get the best night sleep possible.
Staying safe and supported in the bedroom as we age
Some people may feel anxious about managing their sleeping routine, particularly if they have mobility issues, which can lead to a fear of falling, or might mean that they find certain tasks more difficult. However, there are some extremely useful, simple bedroom mobility accessories, which can help you on your way in and out of bed. Bedroom safety rails, such as the NRS Healthcare 2-In-1 Bed Rail, offer a supportive bar to grab at the side of the bed, which you can use to safely get up and out of bed, allowing you to keep your balance and manage with less strain on your body.
The importance of maintaining a healthy bedtime routine
If you are at home every day, it can feel difficult or even seem somewhat needless to maintain your usual routine. However, sticking to a routine and going to bed at a regular time can help you to maintain your physical and mental health, regardless of what is happening in the world around you.
Try to avoid watching television or looking at a tablet or computer for an hour before bedtime, as they can affect your sleep. Instead, you could try to do something to relax or wind down before bedtime, like taking a bath, calling your family, reading a book, or listening to music. An overbed table offers an easy way to enjoy activities like reading, writing, or enjoying a warm drink before you turn in.