No matter how old you are, sleep is important to both your mental and physical health. However, as we get older, it can be harder to get the quality sleep needed for a good life. Recent studies have shown that seniors who struggle with insomnia may benefit from embracing the concept of “living with purpose.” TLC Your Way Home Care helps this happen every day with our home health and senior care services in the Rock Hill, SC area. Here’s what you need to know about living with purpose and how it can help you or a loved one sleep better as you age:
- What is living with purpose? The goal of living with purpose is to have something to look forward to every day. This could be spending time with family members or friends, going on a walk, running errands, or participating in a club or community group. Depending on your health and mobility, it could mean more strenuous activities like playing golf or traveling. The good news is it doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. It’s any activity that gives you a reason to get up in the morning and stay moving throughout the day.
- How does it help with sleep? The key is activity. Activities like these will cause your body to naturally wear itself out both physically and mentally. Studies have shown that seniors who live with purpose are less likely to develop sleep apnea, a common condition where a person’s breathing pauses throughout the night. Active seniors also sleep more soundly and experience less restlessness once they lay down.
If you’re a senior or you have a senior family member who’s looking to stay active and sleep better, TLC Your Way Home Care can help. Our home health senior care services help with all sorts of activities, including running errands and socialization. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to learn how we can help you in Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Lake Wylie, and surrounding areas of South Carolina.