As we age, our bodies change and our sleep can be disrupted. But poor sleep does not have to go hand-in-hand with ageing. Older people can still get a good night's sleep.
Dr Wai Kuen Chow, Medical Director at the Woolcock Clinic, says there are things you can do to get a better night's sleep. She has some simple sleep tips that we've made into a poster you can print out as a handy reminder.
Read more about Wai Kuen's tips below, and listen to an interview she did with YourLifeChoices Magazine.
We wish you a restorative night's sleep!
If you wake in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, break the cycle. Get out of bed. Listen to the radio, a podcast or meditate. Have a small cup of warm milk or water. Stay away from screens.
Daytime naps are fine – but keep them short, 15 to 45 minutes. 'Power naps' can be helpful, especially if you have exercised very early or vigorously. It can be a time for your body to refresh and recover.