Sleeping and Aging: How Your Health is Affected
As we age, irregular sleep becomes more and more of a common occurrence as does the reduced quality of the sleep we do get. This impact on our sleeping patterns can be caused by many aspects of aging and can have seriously detrimental effects on overall health and wellbeing.
Even under the best circumstances, sleep loss can quickly cause irritability, confusion, lack of motivation and carelessness. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be standard sleep loss, impacts can occur from frequently rising during the night as well. For senior citizens or those approaching this status, the negative effects of general sleep loss can multiply the negative impacts causing real threats to health and safety.
Aging is something everyone will eventually deal with. No keeps their health fully intact and many previously simple tasks – like getting a good night’s sleep – can suddenly become difficult or seemingly impossible to accomplish. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Or at least certain conditions that contribute to sleep loss can be successfully mitigated to better encourage slumber, even as we continue to age.
For senior citizens, or those approaching senior status, and even those people who are still firmly rooted in middle age, bed condition can be one of the most significant factors affecting sleep quality. If you are still using a traditional mattress with internal metal coils for support, the soreness causing you to miss sleep may in fact be generated by your own bed.
Innerspring mattresses are well known for causing soreness or pain at pressure points created where the body makes contact with the coils – even with cotton comfort layers in between. Aches and pains are a natural condition during aging, but there is no need to senselessly contribute to the negative situation with an antiquated bed.
Simply Rest adjustable air mattresses ensure each sleeper – regardless of age – is provided the tools to get the best sleep imaginable. Innovative technology behind Simply Rest beds has eliminated the need for internal support springs. Instead, dual air chambers provide fully customizable support without pressure points. The dual air chamber design is perfect for couples who have varying firmness needs – a common occurrence – because the level can be independently adjusted on each side of the mattress by remote control.
Aging is a sometimes difficult process that shouldn’t be made worse by negative sleep conditions that can be avoided with careful consideration of the negative impacts your bed may be having on overall quality and duration of sleep.