Many home caregivers are familiar with this scenario: Grandmother suffers from declining health and lacks mental focus, all because she isn't sleeping properly. Chances are too, if Grandmother has a sleep problem, so does her caregiver.
Dietary information. Include information about what the senior ate or drank during the day and night, and at what approximate times. Be sure to include mention of alcohol and caffeine intake.Daytime sleep information. If the loved one took a nap (or naps), indicate when and for how long.Medications. Include information about sleeping pills or natural sleeping aids (such as melatonin), and any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, in case these have some stimulating effect.Bedtimes and wake-up times. Does your senior loved one have a regular bedtime and wake-up time, or do these times vary?Time to fall asleep. Does the senior in question toss and turn for hours, or is she or she asleep within minutes, but awake again in just a few short hours?How often the senior woke up and how long it took to fall asleep again. If there is a clear reason that he or she awoke, be sure to indicate that as well.Noteworthy behavior. This might include coughing, sneezing, choking, gasping, nausea, sleepwalking, talking during sleep, etc.
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