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Sleep and Nutrition: Connection or Coincidence?

Sleep and Nutrition: Connection or Coincidence?

Sleep is important, as it is the foundation of a healthy mind and body. As individuals age, it can be challenging for them to achieve a good night’s sleep. They may feel as though they cannot sleep because they have a lot on their mind or they may have difficulty getting comfortable enough to get a full night of sleep. It is also equally possible that seniors may have trouble getting out of bed and may get too much sleep. Both instances cause your senior loved one to make poor nutrition and food choices, but how? Learn more below!

If you or your senior loved one is not getting enough sleep, this can cause them to feel overly tired throughout the next day. It is human nature that when we are tired or fatigued, we do not feel up to cooking healthy meals with the nutrients that our body needs and deserves. When your senior loved one is sleep deprived, he or she is more likely to have an appetite for high-fat, high-carb foods that are easy and quick. These foods often are “comfort foods” such as potatoes, pasta, fast food, etc. They also are more than likely not drinking enough water if they are consistently experiencing a restless night’s sleep. Dehydration is one of the causes of a wacky sleep cycle and a lack of sleep may cause someone to make unhealthy choices of drinks, such as soda rather than water. This is a cycle that has no end unless hydration is a priority.

Additionally, if your loved one is getting too much sleep, they are at risk for making poor nutrition choices as well. When you get too much sleep, you are more likely to wake up the following day feeling groggy, sleepy and fatigued. This makes you feel as though you need more sleep, which many seniors opt to have during the day. If your aging loved one continues to sleep, he or she will continue to feel the fatigue and groggy feeling. This will increase their chances of making poor food choices, as they most likely will not be able to muster up the energy to prepare healthy foods. This will also create a cycle that will be hard to break, as it will take a lot of dedication and hard work to break.

We hope that you or your loved one will be conscious and aware of your sleep pattern moving forward. As you try to get into a routine, we encourage you to log the amount of sleep that you get each night and record how you feel in the morning, including the food choices that you make. You can then pinpoint the amount of sleep that you or your loved one needs to feel rested and to make nutritious and healthy food choices. It is also advised that you speak with a medical professional for more information on the proper nutrition and sleep that you need.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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