Care recipient (cr) has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep through the night

Try: Monitor and write down the sleep habits of the cr during the daytime hours gradually interject more activities during the day at times the cr may take extended naps if possible add walks at various times during the day to increase the amount of exercise the cr is getting try to find out the nighttime routine that worked well for the cr in the past and follow it as closely as possible set a specific time in the evening to start the nighttime routine and keep the routine regular each night limit disruptive television shows late in the evening the loud voices tense dialog and difficult to follow storylines on dramas and other television shows may create stress in the cr and disrupt sleep try substituting a soothing video of soft music or light dialog never underestimate the power of warm milk or a light snack before bedtime after the cr is in bed read a story or an article by using a monotone voice

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