DALLAS — The majority of adults over age 65 receive only 6 ½ hours of sleep on average, according to the National Institutes of Health. Understand the changes in your sleep cycle and learn tips for a good night’s rest during a free Sleep Habits Seminar for Older Adults at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive..
As we age, the body produces lower levels of growth hormones and less melatonin, which results in more rapid sleep cycles and fewer deep slumber sessions. In addition, interruptions can stem from depression, anxiety, pain associated with chronic illness, bladder problems, sleep disorders and other factors. Regular disruptions can cause sleep deprivation, which can result in confusion and other mental changes. Making a few changes to daily habits can lead to better sleep.
The event is sponsored by Masonic Village at Dallas and Griswold Home Care. To reserve a spot, call 570-675-1866 Wednesday, Oct. 18.