My caregiving duties are causing me to lose sleep. Any suggestions?
Caring for a family member is a labour of love that delivers both rewards and hardships. Sleep deprivation is a common consequence of being on-call day and night. And even without disruptions, many carers have trouble falling staying asleep.
Here are a few tips:
- Don’t eat a meal big snack before bedtime.
- Avoid drinking coffee, tea or caffeinated soft drinks and eating chocolate in the afternoon or evening.
- Try to go to bed at the same time every night.
- Avoid screen devices for at least 30 minutes before bed.