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.

3 weeks ago

Want to Keep Mentally Sharp? Get Enough Good Quality Sleep

The idea that “older people do not need much sleep” has been shown to be a myth. Many of us have experienced how not getting enough sleep leaves us – grouchy, not as quick-on-the-draw mentally, tired or perhaps feeling low or anxious…

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3 weeks ago

3 Powerful Benefits Senior Women Can Reap from Setting Up the Right Morning Routine

With the rise of all the scary stats among seniors (like Alzheimer’s, loneliness, depression, divorce, and nursing home occupancy), and that’s without Covid in the picture, it’s becoming more and more difficult to lead an active, healthy…

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1 month ago

Sleeping Well After 60: Dos and Don’ts Backed by the Latest Sleep Research

How did you sleep last night? I was up at 3:30 a.m. and found myself finishing Why We Sleep by neuro-scientist and sleep researcher, Matthew Walker. I had always been a good sleeper. That is, until I hit my 60s…

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2 months ago

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!

Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of sleep you need as you get older doesn´t decrease. Boomers need about as much sleep – between seven and nine hours – as younger adults. Unfortunately, the amount of sleep you actually get…

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3 months ago

4 Things You Need to Know About Sleep, Aging and Weight Loss This Fall

As fall sets in and the days grow longer, you might find yourself more reluctant to get out of bed, or perhaps suddenly your sleep may feel more disrupted. For those who want to optimize aging and weight management, seasonal sleep disruptions can have unforeseen…

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3 months ago

Can Sleep Apps Talk You to Sleep? It Depends!

They say that the older you get, the more difficulties you have sleeping. This may be true, but I have always had trouble sleeping, so for me it is nothing new. I have read all the advice about how to avoid sleeping problems…

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4 months ago

Not Sleeping Well? Here Are 11 Powerful Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician

As a geriatrician, I work with senior patients who suffer from a diverse range of problems, including memory worries, anxiety, pain, diabetes, falls, and more. One symptom many of them have in common is poor sleep…

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4 months ago

Why Quality Sleep Is the First Step Toward Chronic Pain Management Over 60

Over half of the adult population 60 and above experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than three months and is a very different experience for your brain than acute pain. Unfortunately, chronic pain…

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5 months ago

Why a Bed-Time Ritual Can Bring You a Goodnight Sleep

If the mere thought of sleep is keeping you awake at night, you’re not alone. In the United States, it is estimated that between 50-70 million people suffer from sleep disorders that affect their quality of sleep and ultimately, their overall health and well-being…

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7 months ago

Is It Time for a Good Ol’ Nap?

Some of my friends refuse taking a midday nap, even though they feel chronically tired. They worry it will ruin their nighttime sleep. They tell me that if they take a daytime nap, they either lay awake at night wishing they could drop off to sleep…

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