As we get older our sleep patterns change. We may nap during the day, wake early or sleep excessively. Often these issues are age related and are common experiences although other times they may be linked to underlying health conditions. Our Sleep Disorders section discusses some of the more serious sleep problems and how to manage them.

For many, feeling the cold, managing incontinence, or just being uncomfortable in bed can be solved with better bedding and supportive / orthopaedic sleep products – see our Sleep Aids pages for the best list we’ve found. In our regular articles section below, we discuss some of the more common sleep issues that affect the elderly and give advice on how to get a better night’s sleep.