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.

7 years ago

How to Sleep Better After 60: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Sunlight

How do you know when to sleep? It’s a ridiculous question, right? Doesn’t everyone fall asleep when it’s nighttime? In reality, it’s not that simple. If it was, so many of us older adults wouldn’t wake up at 4:00 in the morning, even though sun is still on the other side of the world. Read More

7 years ago

Having Trouble Falling Asleep in Your 60s? Try Gentle Yoga to Calm Your Mind

One of the most common myths about aging is that older adults need less sleep. The reality is somewhat more complicated. It’s true that our sleep patterns shift as we get older, but, this doesn’t mean that we need less sleep. Read More

8 years ago

Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult

Do you want to be happier? It’s so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed. Literally. Good sleep is essential to positivity. This is especially true for those of us in our 50s and 60s, who have a tendency to suffer from more sleep problems than we did when we were younger. Read More

8 years ago

Is Your Age Causing Your Sleep Problems? The Answer May Surprise You…

After we reach our 60th birthday, it’s easy to blame our age for all of our problems. Feeling a little forgetful? That’s just a part of aging! Can’t lose those extra pounds? Don’t worry! It’s harder to lose weight after 60! Having trouble falling asleep at night? Deal with it! That’s what happens when you get a little older. Read More

8 years ago

How to Sleep Better by Changing the Way You Brush Your Teeth

In many ways, sleep is an incredibly complicated process. For centuries, it was the domain of myth and speculation.

Now, as brain measurement techniques improve, scientists are finally starting to understand how and why we sleep. They still don’t have the full picture yet, but, their findings have led to some surprisingly simple suggestions. Read More

8 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping After Menopause? We Have Some Ideas

Getting a good night’s sleep is important. We live in a chaotic world, so, getting restful sleep can be challenging at any age. This is especially true after menopause.

Not only do we have the same distractions and stresses that everyone else has, but, we also have wonderfully active hormones swirling through our bodies. This makes the process of falling asleep even harder. Read More

8 years ago

How Using a Sleep Diary Can Help You to Sleep Better After 60

As we get a little older, many of us find ourselves having trouble sleeping. The good news is that using a sleep diary can help us to get the rest that we deserve. Read More

8 years ago

Sleep Deprived but Staying Alive – The Importance of Sleep in Life After 60

Have you ever experienced something that sounded like a good idea… but, turned out not to be? This happened to me last week, when I joined a PhD research project on sleep and source memory at University of Texas. My boyfriend requested (more like pleading and imploring) that I join him. Read More

9 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important components of overall health and well-being, especially for older women. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep patterns often become more irregular. We might find ourselves getting tired earlier, waking up earlier, or sleeping less deeply than before.

This is not just a matter of inconvenience. As I learned from my conversation with author and molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, sleep is one of the most important things for the aging brain. But, what can we do about it? Read More

10 years ago

How Can I Sleep Better? Try Yoga for Insomnia

If, like many women our age, you are having trouble sleeping at night, yoga for insomnia may be just the ticket! Not only can the breathing exercises help you to relax, but, the poses can remove many of the aches and pains that keep you awake at night. Read More