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How to Sleep Better

Many women over 60 are wondering how to sleep better. As we get a little older, our aches and pains have a tendency to keep us up at night. In addition, changes in our hormones have us getting up early. The good news is that there are solutions. From meditation and aromatherapy to exercise and breathing exercises, we’ll help you get the rest you deserve.

How to Cope with Sleepless Nights and Mid-Afternoon Slumps After 60
4 months ago

How to Cope with Sleepless Nights and Mid-Afternoon Slumps After 60

As I move through my 60s – somewhat bemused by my imminent ageing – I notice that my sleep patterns are changing. Read More

3 Surprising Late-Night Snacks to Help You Get Better Sleep
6 months ago

3 Surprising Late-Night Snacks to Help You Get Better Sleep

If you’re like many of us, you’re a little hungry when bedtime rolls around. Although you know you shouldn’t eat a big meal just before retiring for the night, you need something in your tummy before you can fall asleep.

Whether your bedtime is closer to 8:00 pm or 2:00 am, choosing the wrong snack can keep you from getting the sleep you need. Read More

Become a Sleeping Beauty: 9 Steps to Better Sleep After 60
7 months ago

Become a Sleeping Beauty: 9 Steps to Better Sleep After 60

As we grow older, we seem to require less sleep, although it doesn’t always feel that way, especially when the alarm goes off! But in fact, this is not strictly true. If we once needed eight hours sleep a night, we still need the same amount of sleep as we age. Read More

4 Helpful Tips for Sharing a Bed After 60
7 months ago

4 Helpful Tips for Sharing a Bed After 60

I am lucky enough to live with a loved one – nothing to be taken for granted as we age. Additionally, we still share a bed. Problem is, as you get older, comfort during your sleep time seems increasingly vital. As a result, sharing a bed can be both a blessing and a curse. Read More

Trouble Sleeping After 60? It May be Too Hot (or Cold) in the Bedroom
8 months ago

Trouble Sleeping After 60? It May be Too Hot (or Cold) in the Bedroom

Sleep is a mysterious process.

For hours a day, we are whisked away to a magical world, fueled by our subconscious. As a result, we have a tendency to think of sleep as being out of our control. Read More

Sleep and the Art of Embracing Your Aging Internal Clock
9 months ago

Sleep and the Art of Embracing Your Aging Internal Clock

Do you ever find yourself nodding off while watching your favorite evening TV show? Are you frustrated by the fact that you wake up at 4:00 in the morning? Read More

Sleep Problems After 60: Is Your Cell Phone Giving Your Brain the Blues?
11 months ago

Sleep Problems After 60: Is Your Cell Phone Giving Your Brain the Blues?

Like so many aspects of getting older, it’s easy to blame our poor sleep on our aging bodies. When we were younger, we remember, getting to sleep was a breeze. No sooner had our heads hit the pillow, then we were dreaming of… well, whatever it was that we dreamt of in those days. Read More

Dealing with Sleep Problems After 60: Advice from the Sixty and Me Community
12 months ago

Dealing with Sleep Problems After 60: Advice from the Sixty and Me Community

We may not realize it, but, sleep problems have a major impact on our ability to function during the day.

When we are tired, your brains don’t operate efficiently. In fact, some sleep researchers even believe that many older adults are incorrectly diagnosed with dementia, when in reality, they have a sleep disorder. That’s how severe the impact of insomnia after 60 can be. Read More

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Aging Body
12 months ago

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Aging Body

As we get older, we learn to put up with life’s little aches and pains. Even if we have avoided major injuries and chronic health conditions, we probably feel a little stiff from time to time. “It’s ok…” we think to ourselves. “That’s just a part of aging.” Read More

Having Trouble Sleeping After 60? Here Are 4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
12 months ago

Having Trouble Sleeping After 60? Here Are 4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Sleep is a mysterious process for many older adults. When we are babies, we sleep… well, like babies.

As younger adults, we could doze peacefully with a rock concert going on outside our window. Then, in our 50s and 60s, strange things start to happen. Our internal clock “shifts” and we may find ourselves falling asleep after dinner and waking up at 4 in the morning. Read More