As we age, we experience many major life changes from children leaving home to retirement and even physical health changes too. Coping with changes can be difficult but one of the best things we can do is accept the changes and persevere with a positive outlook and adapt along the way.
Creating a healthy daily routine can help you cope with changes and can also help you create a sense of control and independence. Routine can also help manage stress, help you sleep, and help your overall health. With that in mind, let’s explore 10 things seniors should be doing every day!
Sleep Well Every Day
Did you know sleep plays a very important role in your overall health? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explains, “During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.”
Sleep deprivation could put you at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and more. Healthy older adults need about 7 to 9-hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep or if you wake up feeling tired often then it might be time to make some changes. If you need help sleeping, then check out these sleeping tips for seniors.