Care recipient (cr) has little energy and feels sluggish tired a lot

Try: Encourage cr to get plenty of sleep nightly try to determine how much sleep cr needs it’s usually 7-9 hours per night but varies for different people at different times throughout their lives try to get cr to get that amount regularly for a couple of weeks to see if that helps encourage cr to avoid alcohol and drugs because they can adversely affect the quality of sleep abstain from these products or use them only in moderation for best results encourage cr to get adequate vitamins that assist sleep a lack of sleep coupled with poor vitamin absorption tends to reduce adrenal function the less adrenal function you have the less b6 you tend to absorb the less b6 you absorb the less your adrenal glands function and you end up in a vicious circle sleep regular vitamins where needed good calcium magnesium support in the form of eating a lot of greens which are higher in calcium and magnesium than dairy products are and a good mineral supplement restores adrenal function encourage cr to try to reduce his her stress to help him her to sleep more for example try to get cr to relax more relaxing might help remove sources of stress and anxiety that are preventing from sleeping eating and resting properly

Materials: Mineral supplement

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: Phone numbers names ideas appointments your address and directions to your home place sticky notes around the house when you need to remember things try to label cupboards and drawers with words or pictures that describe their contents place important phone numbers in large print next to the phone ask a friend or family member to call and remind you of important things that you need to do in the day like meal times medication times and appointments use a calendar to keep track of time and to remember important dates use photos of people you see often labeled with their names keep track of phone messages by using an answering machine

References: Adapted from www mayoclinic com how to get rid of black circles under your eyes edited by ben rubenstein no date

Keywords: Energy fatigue tired sleep insomnia

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

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