The Golden years, the autumn of life, your second childhood—or however you put it—sounds picturesque and tranquil. Playtime with grandchildren, free of worries from work, a good hand during Bridge (hopefully), and mornings spent on the front nine—you’d think this all adds up to blissful days and sound-sleep nights. But ask any senior, or person over 65, and they may have a hefty list of complaints when it comes to sleep.
Even though retirement may make reaching a healthy life-balance less stressful, there are some other stressors that do come with age, including getting a good night’s sleep. Difficulty falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, and sleep disturbances are among the norm when it comes to seniors.
The movies and media portray less sleep or poor sleep as normalized, so when sleep difficulties occur during the older years, it is automatically assumed as inevitable and unfixable. Although body changes and alterations of the body’s natural sleep architecture is normal, sleep deprivation is not. Many adults reluctantly function on less sleep, but it is not necessarily healthy for them just because their older.
The golden years is a time when your mattress is your best friend, or worst enemy. It is essential to invest in a great model that provides support and comfort as you age, especially if you have any health issues. But you’re in luck, there are tons of options out there with products suitable to your meet your needs.