Sep 9 Care Mission
Sleepless Night Care Challenge
Instead of a Care Mission, we're encouraging you to take a Care Challenge to better understand the impact a sleepless night can have on seniors.
It’s 2 a.m. and your eyes snap open. But instead of falling back to sleep, your mind begins making a to-do list for tomorrow and you replay every conversation you had from the last three days. You drift off just before the alarm goes off and spend the rest of the day fighting exhaustion.
For some seniors, this scenario is common. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the prevalence of sleep disorders, including insomnia, tends to increase with age. According to their study, 44% of older persons experience one or more of the nighttime symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights per week or more.
We Challenge You to a Sleepless Night
To better understand what an older adult with a sleep disorder may experience, will you take our Sleepless Night Care Challenge?
- Set your alarm to wake you up at 3 different intervals throughout the night. Place the alarm clock across the room so you must walk over to turn it off.
- Before bed, drink a large glass of water.
- Try to fall asleep as you normally would and wake up at your normal time.
- Tell us in the comments: How did you feel the next day?
Take this Care Challenge after prior consultation with your doctor or physician. If your doctor or physician advises against this, do not attempt the challenge.
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