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How to Get to Bed at The Same Time

24-hour home care helps seniors maintain a consistent routine, including regular sleep schedules, promoting natural tiredness and better sleep habits.
24-hour home care can helps seniors establish a good bedtime routine.
24-hour home care can helps seniors establish a good bedtime routine.

A senior should have a solid routine they focus on and they should be doing things like eating, waking up, and going to bed at the same time every night. Now, for most people, this can seem like a challenge, and that includes seniors. 24-hour home care can help your loved one get to bed at the same time every night, but that doesn’t always mean a senior will feel tired.

Luckily, the longer a person sticks with a routine, the more their bodies will get used to it. This means if they go to bed at 9 p.m. every single night, they may naturally get tired without even realizing the time or why they feel tired. The trouble is when seniors change their routines.

Here are some ways 24-hour home care can help a senior go to bed simultaneously every night. 


Get Reminders

24-hour home care are professional caregivers who will provide support to your loved one who is choosing to age in place. One of the easiest things they can do to help get seniors to bed on time is to gently remind them that it is time for bed.

This simple reminder will help a senior prepare for bed and get into bed around the same time every night. They do not need to live in a nursing home; they can have a 24-hour home care provider in their home to help with these tasks.


Drink Sleepy Tea

A senior may want to stay away from over-the-counter drugs in case there are any bad interactions between those and prescription medications, but they may benefit from a cup of sleepy-time tea. Keep in mind that before a senior takes anything to help aid in sleep, they should consult a doctor.

Most tea is natural and can help relax the mind and body. A senior may like to sip on this one to two hours before bedtime. 24-hour home care can help prepare tea for your loved one around the same time each night.


Do The Same Thing Most Nights

A senior’s day should vary in what they do, but main things like waking up, eating, and going to bed should remain the same. If a senior eats dinner at the same time every night, takes a shower, and drinks tea in their pajamas, they may naturally get tired without forcing themselves to sleep. This routine can ensure a senior feels tired at the right time and gets a full night of sleep without too much help from 24-hour home care.

The longer a senior does this the more likely they will be able to sleep well throughout the night. Keep in mind that as a senior gets older, their routines may shift timing, but this does not mean they should not be getting a full eight hours of sleep.


Talk to a Doctor

If your senior mom or dad is not sleeping well, it could be a side effect of new medication or an undiagnosed medical condition. Seniors should be sleeping, and if they are not, they need to seek medical attention and get help from a doctor.



If you or an aging loved one are considering 24-Hour Home Care in Morrisville, NC, please contact the caring staff at Affordable Family Care.

Serving Raleigh, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina. Call today at (919) 676-1070

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