Assisted Living Resident's All Have Strange Sleep Patterns. Do You?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I am one of them and suspect it's due to certain health problems and or certain medications taken. No one how ever seems to go to bed at a reasonable time and sleep for six to eight hours, get up and repeat the process. Those days are over. There seems to be a lot of napping, even at lunch or dinner some times.
     
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    Sometimes. But many of my neighbors do all the time.
     
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    I go to bed early and get up early....no later than 4:30 a.m. Most of the retired people I know, stay up late and sleep till mid morning. I guess it's just a personal preference. Napping too much during the day, unless a person is ill, really isn't a wise thing to do because it disrupts your sleep patterns. Also, staying away from caffeine, sugar and alcohol in the evenings, will help a person sleep better. I think older people also get odd sleeping problems due to medications. Some make a person sleepy, then they nap during the day until they can't sleep a full cycle at night.
     
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    Regardless of what time I fall asleep, I am up at 5 a.m. I do nap during the day as I fall asleep reading which I do frequently.
     
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    Normally bedtime is about 10pm when we do am fishing trips up anywhere from 3-8 am just a reg day usually take dogs out maybe 1 time at night (3am) for a pee and they come right back in maybe again at 6am and back in get up about 8am, no naps unless very tired and up very early, I like to keep a regular schedule if I can but will stay up for any decent reason at all like a good movie or ?? Do get up earlier in the spring and summer months though.
     
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    I don't drink, but if I really wanted to go to sleep half a beer reading a book will do it to me every time.
     
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    Given that my work history has consisted of working two 8-hour jobs a day, working night shifts, being on call, and teaching every day but Sunday (and sometimes Sundays), I never really had a sleep pattern, so nothing has changed there, except that I can now go to sleep whenever I feel like it and get up whenever I feel like it. Sometimes I'm in bed by midnight, more often it's about 2 or 3 am, and sometimes the sun is up before I go to bed. If I'm tired during the day, I'll take a nap.

    It has more to do with retirement than age, I think. Although I am still working part-time, I do this work whenever I want to. My neighbors, who are seniors, seem to get up with the sun, and go to bed awfully early too.
     
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    In my professional life, I've had to work all manner of shift work, thus my sleep patterns have been off kilter for most of the time. I sleep until I awaken and if I am tired later, I'll sleep again. Simple as that.
     
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    I go to bed rather early but my wake up time varies. Around 2 AM my bladder tells me it's time to take a walk. Sometimes I will fall right back to sleep and sometimes not. If I get a whole lot of exercise during the day, I have a tough time getting to sleep and this might persist for a day or too. It drives me crazy. I think the quality of sleep is influenced by your physical and mental state and even by the weather. There are such things as sleepy kind of days. A deep and restful sleep leads to a very pleasant beginning to the day but is elusive.
     
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    we still go to bed with the chickens...

    and get up with them!

    i would like a nap sometimes
     
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