Things that may be experienced
Insomnia (unable to get sleep)
Sleeping patterns and times can change
Sleeping more than usual
Sleep disturbances in general.
Sleep can be impacted and is a common concern in those with dementia. We’ll not go into the causes here, however you can delve further into the subject in our resources section.
Maintaining good sleep
Some strategies that can help improve sleep
Try maintaining a regular sleep schedule as much as possible (going to and getting out of bed)
Avoiding large meals before bedtime
Reducing naps through the day
Avoiding caffeine or alcohol later in the day
Making sure the sleeping environment is conducive of sleep: Darkness, low noise and cool temperature