Improving your sleep can improve so many areas of your life, especially the ones that impact your ability to be the caregiver you want to be. Take some time to look at how you can improve your sleep habits, even if you think you’re doing as well as you can with sleep.
What’s Your Sleep Routine?
Routines are great for bodies and brains alike. If you don’t already have a sleep routine, it’s probably difficult for you to know what helps you to get to sleep easily and what interferes with your sleep habits. Start out by determining how much sleep you need on an ideal day. You can then work backward from your wakeup time to figure out when you should be in bed and when you need to start getting ready for bed. If you’ve been overcomplicating this process, it might sound too simple at this stage.
Make Sure Your Bedroom Is Focused on Sleep
Your bedroom may need to be your hideaway from the world as well as where you sleep, but there are some things happening that might be making sleep difficult. If you’re working from bed or you spend a lot of time watching television in bed, that might be interfering with your ability to get some solid sleep. Try experimenting for a little while with keeping your bed and bedroom only for sleeping for a couple of weeks. You might just find that your brain responds differently when you try to get to sleep.
Ditch the Worrying
If what’s keeping you from getting straight to sleep is that you’re worried about your senior, you might be sabotaging your sleep yourself. Examine what you’re worrying about and immediately ask yourself if there’s already a solution in place for that situation. Chances are that there is a solution either already in place or that you’re working on implementing it. Schedule in time to worry during the day, just like any other appointment. That can help to reduce the amount of time you spend worrying before sleep.
Get Help with Whatever You Can
It’s completely possible to be too tired to sleep well. As a caregiver, there’s a lot for you to do and if you’re mostly on your own, that might mean you’re exhausting yourself past the point that’s healthy. It’s definitely time for you to find a way to delegate some of the tasks that you’re handling. Giving them to someone else is going to free up time and energy and hopefully give you a chance to shut down at night instead of continuing to keep yourself running.
Getting the right amount of sleep can literally be life-changing. Some caregivers never realize just how run-down they’ve let themselves get.
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Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.