Healthy Sleep Teaching plan By: Sierra Farfsing

Pre-Test Questions:

1) Adequate sleep is necessary to:

a. Fight off infection b. support the metabolism of sugar to prevent diabetes c. work effectively and safely d. all of the above

2) Which of the following are ways to promote sleep?

a. Eat large meals before bedtime b. exercise regularly c. keep a sleep schedule d. B & C

3) Sleep disorders can cause

a. Heart disease b. diabetes c. HIV d. A & B

By the end of this teaching plan, you will know the importance of healthy sleep and how to have better quality of sleep
Objective

About 25% of elderly people report insufficient sleep 1 of every 2 days. Healthy sleep is important for our general well-being and health overall. It is necessary to fight off infection, support the metabolism of sugar to prevent diabetes, and work effectively and safely. If left untreated, sleep problems can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Older adults with untreated sleep disorders are at risk for decreased health-related quality of life, loss of independence, and are associated with an increased risk of death from any cause.

Lack of Sleep Assessment

How can you tell that you aren't getting enough sleep:

  • Issues with balance
  • Issues with coordination
  • Excessive yawning
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
Ways to Promote Sleep!
  • Avoid large meals before bedtime
  • exercise regularly
  • Keep a sleep schedule-go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday
  • Avoid simulations such as light and sounds
  • Don't take naps during the day
Foods to promote Sleep!
  • Milk
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Walnuts
  • Pretzels
  • Honey
  • Almonds
You can do it!

I know it seems as though quality sleep is impossible. Many elderly people have to overcome barriers such as decreased melatonin production (hormone that regulates sleep) and decrease exercise capability. If you try to exercise regularly, eat a well nourished diet, avoid stimulating lights and sounds, and avoid eating before bedtime, you should have a better quality of sleep! This will make you feel more active, aware, engaging, and overall more happy! You can do it!

Community Resources

Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) is a local resource available to senior citizens for accessing many services and programs. They offer sleep programs and teaching opportunities to people with sleep disorders. Their contact information is (513) 492-7936

Maybe this will help you sleep too!

POST TEST

1) Adequate sleep is necessary to:

a. Fight off infection b) support the metabolism of sugar to prevent diabetes c) work effectively and safely d) all of the above

2) Which of the following are ways to promote sleep?

a. Eat large meals before bedtime b) exercise regularly c) keep a sleep schedule d) b & c

3) Sleep disorders can cause

a. Heart disease b) diabetes c) HIV d) a & b

About. (n.d.) Retrieved March 07, 2017, from http:www.seniorresourcealliance.org/about

Peuhkuri, Katri (2012) Diet promotes sleep duration and quality. “Nutrition Research” Volume 32 Issue 5 (pg 309-319) Retrieved on March 07, 2017.

About. (n.d.) Retrieved March 07, 2017, from http:www.seniorresourcealliance.org/about

Sagayadevan, Vathsala (2017). Prevalence and correlates of sleep problems among elderly. “Psychogeriatrics” Volume 17 Issue 1 (pg 43-51). Retrieved on March 07, 2017

Sleep Health. (n.d.) Retrieved March 07, 2017 from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topics/sleep-health

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