We are pleased to publish the following guest post from Ellie Porter, the managing editor of SleepHelp.org
Sleep-Related Accidents: Who's at Risk and How to Prevent Them
High-Risk Age Demographics
Occupations at High Risk
Sleep Tips for Those at Risk
- Getting comfortable. Teens, who may or may not be at full adult height, need a mattress that caters to their size and preferred sleep style. The elderly may need a model that reduces pressure points due to pain. They may also sleep better on a mattress that provides good edge support so that it’s easy to enter and exit.
- Creating the right bedroom conditions. For those who have to sleep during the day, bedroom conditions are vital. The room should be as dark as possible with the temperature between 60 to 68 degrees. If noise is an issue, a white noise machine or fan can reduce noise disruptions.
- Keeping a regular sleep/wake schedule. Everyone benefits from going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. A bedtime that’s preceded by a relaxing bedtime routine can help decrease stress and fully prepare the body for sleep.
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