So much sleeping!

I am noticing that the older my clients get, the more that they crave sleep. I always thought that I would feel like kicking my life into high gear and getting to everything that I wanted to in the past – when I did not have time to do those things. That, however, does not seem to be the case with aging adults! They just want to keep warm under the covers and sleep off anything that could be bothering them.

I have also become aware of the fact that seniors seem to fall back into infant-like sleeping patterns; many times they seem to get their days and their nights all mixed up. I just have to wonder if this is what my future holds.

Just like with a baby, someone needs to keep on top of sleeping patterns for elders. If they stay up too late, someone has to remind them of the time and assist them to bed. Most times I am not present to do that part of the job. Sometimes no one is if the senior lives alone. That is what makes it hard.

I understand that as you age that you do not want anyone telling you what to do, but I cannot help but wonder if disastrous sleeping patterns create even more issues than we are aware of? I think I will have to look into this next – just so I can continue to show my clients that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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