Care recipient (cr) stays up late and often falls asleep in a chair because of poor sleep patterns the cr is often tired and has to cancel or delay planned daytime activities

Try: #turn off the television twenty minutes to a half hour before bedtime #do the same things every evening around the same time secure the house turn down the bed sheets shut off the television visit the bathroom change into nightclothes brush teeth take medications turn on night lights set the alarm clock get into bed it is helpful to the body’s internal rhythm if this is done as routinely as possible #once in bed if the cr is still unable to sleep play relaxing music or do a few minutes of reading or a crossword puzzle #if trouble sleeping is marked by snoring stopping breathing gasping for air restlessness legs or night terrors consult a doctor a sleep disorder might be occurring requiring diagnosis and treatment

Materials: Regular bedtime routine consultation with doctor if necessary

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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

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