How to overcome these age-related sleep problems

Aging can bring many positives—including wisdom and an ability to take the long view on challenging situations.

But when it comes to sleep, getting older can bring up issues we didn’t have in our younger years. The good news is, there are steps you can take to sleep better and overcome the various sleep problems you might experience as you get older.


Health experts offer these insomnia cures you can try for a better night’s sleep: – Only go to sleep when you’re tired. – Avoid sugar before bed. – Exercise early in the day. – Refrain from coffee and alcohol at night. – Ban your phone from your bed.

Sleep apnea

If your doctor determines you have sleep apnea, you’ll most likely be prescribed an apparatus called a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. CPAPs work by sending a constant flow of air into your throat which causes your airway to stay open while you sleep.

Restless Legs Syndrome

Researchers suggest exercise could be a relatively quick remedy for RLS symptoms: Participants in a trial study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine saw improvements after three weekly sessions

Nighttime urination

Here are four things you can do to at least minimize nocturia: – Avoid caffeine after lunchtime. – Limit alcohol at night. – Empty your bladder before bed. – Track your habits.


Arthritis: Tozer recommends an adjustable bed base for those with arthritis because it allows you to elevate certain areas, like the head and legs, which can help you get better rest. Back pain: Tozer says the best mattress for back pain is one that promotes good posture, according to your sleep position.