While a good diet and frequent exercise have been recommended as cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle by experts for decades. Only recently has the full importance of a good night's sleep come to light in modern health science.
The Importance Of Sleep
Getting a full eight hours of sleep a night has now been proven to have huge benefits for our body's immune system. As well as improving memory functions and has even shown to have a marked effect on reducing the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, it’s also shown to be incredibly important in regulating mood and appetite.
While this sounds like an easy route to good health, getting a good chunk of sleep every night does tend to get harder as we get older. Aches and pains, frequent trips to the toilet, and increasing periods of night-time restlessness all conspire to make a full night's sleep almost impossible. Ironically, as we grow older and become more vulnerable to illness, injury and memory disorders, our twilight years are those in which sleep is probably most important.
Could Night Care Help?
Many people who consider hiring Home Care professionals underestimate how big of an impact Night Care can make on a person's quality of life. By assisting with night-time waking’s, toilet breaks, and middle-of-the-night medical necessities, night carers can vastly improve both the quantity and quality of sleep that their clients get each and every night.
A common complaint made by older and more vulnerable people is that they feel uncomfortable being left alone at night. While the daylight hours are usually filled with friends, family, and carers, the night can often seem like a rather lonely and frightening place. Night carers offer night-time support and companionship to these individuals, which in turn promotes a good night of sound sleep.
Sleeping Easy At Home
Most older people who employ the services of Home Carers do so because they would prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. Night care, when used in conjunction with daytime services, ensures that even the most vulnerable of individuals can remain in their own homes, where they are most comfortable.