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Most likely you have had one of those nights when you awoke the next morning to discover annoying back or neck pain. Maybe it was from trying a new pillow, getting “kicked” to the couch or perhaps you may be sleeping in the wrong position. Either way, it makes for a not so great morning.  As we age and move toward our senior years, it is commonly reported that we tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. Health conditions like sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome made it even more difficult for senior to get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted rest and how much better we feel when we are able to achieve an adequate amount of sleep.  We all understand the importance of good quality sleep and the health issues that occur if an individual goes a prolonged period with out proper rest.  RetireEASE helps our senior homecare clients with overnight care and many times our caregivers must find the proper way to positions our clients for a good night’s rest.    This is even more difficult with our clients who spend a great deal of the day napping or worse confined to a bed and can seem like an impossible task.  Prescription medications and sleep aids containing Melatonin are certainly becoming more common with individuals who have trouble sleeping.  However, it could be something as simple as sleeping in the wrong position.   If your a senior and looking for a way to get better sleep, try some of these great tips for better sleep from HealthSource Chriopractic Progressive Rehab and Wellness or call Dr. Steven Hamvay, D.C. in their Northeast Office at (803) 591-9227.

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Sleeping positions to help reduce back pain