Is it bad for seniors to sleep all day?
It is a myth that feeling tired during the day is a natural part of getting older. Approximately 20% of older people are excessively sleepy during the day, indicating poor health conditions other than just old age. Older adults who are excessively tired during the day may be suffering from health problems like sleep apnea, memory loss, or cardiovascular problems.
People in the later stages of dementia tend to sleep excessively. So, suppose your loved one prefers to sleep the whole day and finds it difficult to stay awake. In that case, you better discuss the possibility of them having dementia with a doctor.
It’s terrible for anyone to sleep all day, regardless of age. Being active is what keeps us healthy and functioning. Without moving around, we’re just helping our bodies to get weaker day by day. I know fatigue may make it hard for many people to stay active.
But sleeping all day won’t do any good. The best choice is to consult a doctor and see what solution they have for those who are always exhausted.