Care recipient (cr) is having difficulty sleeping

Try: Encourage the cr to implement the following strategies to improve sleep quality avoid naps during the day if a nap is needed limit the amount of time exercise on a regular basis however avoid late night exercise if there are things that you need to do or are worried about write them down early in the evening so you can go to bed with a clear head avoid caffeine especially late in the day avoid late night meals avoid late night alcohol try to relax and unwind before going to bed wait until you are tired before going to bed avoid falling asleep in front of the tv and then going to bed after you wake up do not watch tv or use your computer in bed or during the night keep your bedroom dark and quiet hide the clock so you can’t see it in bed if you can’t sleep get out of bed and read in a quiet setting with low light drink some warm milk and eat some cookies write down things that you will need to do or remember in the morning you may even need to do some work until you get sleepy and can go back to bed however try not to get in the habit of doing this try to maintain a regular sleeping schedule by going to bed and getting up at approximately the same time every day not sleeping in to any great extent on weekends or days off work setting an alarm to make sure you get up at a specific time and do not oversleep

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References: Adapted from a handout provided by the carle physician group department of pulmonary medicine in urbana illinois;

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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