Seniors generally receive less sleep than their youthful counterparts. Compared to the rest of the population, seniors have trouble falling asleep and frequently wake up throughout the night. This might be due to the fact that seniors tend to be more sensitive to their environments and may wake due to excess noises. Old age doesnt have to include these sleep-related pitfalls, however. ElderGadget has taken the liberty of pointing out a few products specifically related to comfort and sounds that will help you attain a more perfect nights rest.
Remember, without a good nights rest, seniors - and the rest of the population - are more susceptible to depression, attention and memory lapses and dangerous falls. In other words, sleep deprivation is a serious issue. So without further ado......
Our first topic of discussion is comfort. Simply put, if you aren''t at ease with your pillow, mattress, blanket, sheets or clothes, you aren''t going to get a good night''s rest.
When it comes to pillows, we have two favorites. For those of you who need both comfort and firmness, there is the Memory Foam Contour Pillow, a foam pillow that conforms to your body weight and shape.
We also suggest the C-Body Pillow, a cuddling pillow that provides your entire body with a sense of support.If you''ve had your mattress for more than five years and feel that your sleep could be improved, it''s time for an upgrade.
Check out the Visco Memory Foam Mattress Topper. This sleeping beauty is made out of an elastic foam that contours to your body and relieves pressure points. And for those of you who get hot during the night, the open cell foam breathes easily, keeping your body cool.
For others, it''s not the mattress or pillow that causes less than ideal sleep, but the clothes they''re wearing to bed. Generally speaking, cotton or silk garments provide the most comfort at night. But for more specific problems, such as night sweats, we recommend the WildBLEU brand. The fabric keeps you dry during the night so you don''t wake up drenched in your own sweat. Check out Dr. Michael Breus seal of approval for the line:
SoundsIt''s no surprise that boisterous noises can keep you up at night. This can mean a screaming neighbor, barking dog or honking car horns. And while you can''t all together rid yourself of these noises, it is possible to neutralize and drown out such distractions.
The lightweight Pillow Speaker allows you to control excess noise. Slip it under your pillow, connect your i-Pod or CD player with the speakers and focus on the soothing noises coming from the backside of your pillow.
If you sleep on your back, you might want to invest in noise canceling headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 3 lays on your ears and can reduce the full spectrum of excess noises. Not only can you use it at home, but the Bose QuietComfort 3 is great for traveling as well.
If your own snoring wakes you up, then the Snore Pro can be of service. Wearing the gadget around your wrist, Snore Pro detects snores and issues a gentle pulse to keep the snoring at bay.
This post is the first of a three-part series on sleep-friendly gadgets. In subsequent posts, we will discuss gadgets related to peace of mind, smells and sight.
For your convenience, here is a list of the products we mentioned in the article. Let us know if they helped you with your sleep: