Falling asleep becomes more difficult in senior age. Insomnia is caused by a malfunction in the hormonal system and a deterioration of well-being. Therefore, the room has to meet several requirements as well as the bed must comply with all safety standards.
Choosing a Room
The way people live, their behavior, and even tastes and preferences, change with age. That is why the bedroom should perform 2 functions at the same time: first of all, to be comfortable and convenient, and secondly — be appreciated by the person who will spend almost all of his time in it. What specific requirements should the room of the senior family members meet?
Firstly, it is desirable to be large and bright. As practice shows, this helps senior people to stay in a good mood, which has a very positive effect on their health. Besides, even doctors confirm that those living in these bedrooms are less likely to suffer from insomnia.
Secondly, the room should be made in a classic style. The reason for this is the commitment of older people to old traditions. However, it does not mean that the bedroom of a senior person should be boring.
Choosing a Bed
Of course, the hard surface of the bed positively affects the condition of the spine, supporting it in the correct position all night. However, for the rest of the body, it can be an overwhelming task, especially if a person has diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Senior people should be more careful when choosing a bed:
- Size is the first parameter that you should pay attention to. It plays a key role today. It is advisable to buy a large bed with a headboard. It makes it possible to install an orthopedic mattress on it without any problems.
- Mattress. It is advisable to buy a mattress with back support. Some models have a specific design, which provides almost complete relaxation of the back muscles during sleep. This option is best suited for senior people suffering from musculoskeletal system diseases.
- Body. It is recommended to choose the classic options from wood. They are more stable and do not have a bad effect on the body. In beds made of MDF boards, formaldehyde glue is usually used. They cause serious allergic reactions among people with weakened immune systems.
- Headboard. A nice addition will also be a soft headboard. In this case, an elderly couple will not feel discomfort in any position (lying, sitting). Also, it will help to painlessly spend the wakeful periods in bed without harming health.
Do not sleep on a bed that is not comfortable for you. Take care of senior family members. Otherwise, insomnia will be the smallest health problem for them.