How to maintain high-quality sleep as you get older

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As you get older, you may find yourself getting less sleep at night, but it is still important to get enough sleep every night to stay in good health. If you have been trouble sleeping, you might follow these tips to help you improve your nightly rest.

Exercise during the day

Physical activity is a natural stress reliever, and it will help you feel tired and ready for bed each night. Even taking just a short walk each day can keep your stress levels down and help you sleep better.

Create a comfortable sleeping environment

You will sleep best in a cool, dark and completely quiet room. You may need to make adjustments to your sleeping posture to support your spine as you get older, and it may be beneficial to upgrade your mattress if you have been sleeping on the same bed for several years. You should only use your bed for sleep, as spending more time in bed during the day can keep you up at night. 

Keep a consistent schedule

When you go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day, you will be more likely to sleep through the night. Setting up a bedtime ritual can help you maintain a schedule that provides you with enough sleep. Avoiding caffeine in the afternoon and eating healthier meals will also help you sleep with greater ease.

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