What is the reason for senior citizens sleeping problems at night?
Much of this is due to the body’s energy needs and consumption and how these change over time. Children, for example, are usually more active, but they also “crash” more often (think how much sleep you’d get after working out for five hours straight). We tend to preserve more energy as we age, and our sleep patterns change. Older folks tend to sleep less and wake up more frequently as they get older, particularly when they enter their senior years.
Also, older adults often have anxieties or just a lot on their minds, making them experience more turbulent moments on the pillow. Adults who engage in light physical activity, on the other hand, report sleeping better and more consistently. Additionally, the quantity of blue light we receive from electronic devices during the day and even at night has been shown to interfere with our sleep quality.