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Expert Advice – Up At Night

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.

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