People experience various changes as they age, and among them is a change in the quality and duration of sleep. This is due to a number of factors — such as a slowing in melatonin production, a hormone that promotes sleep, and an aging “master clock,” which influences when a person feels sleepy or alert. Health conditions and side effects from medications can also cause sleep problems. In turn, these sleep problems can also result in high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. This is why it’s important that you find an assisted living facility that ensures your parent maintains good sleep hygiene.
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