Bedtime Routine Worksheet: Paving the Way to Restful Nights at 55 and Beyond
Sleep challenges are not uncommon among older adults. With aging, there may come a need for a more structured approach to bedtime. The "Bedtime Routine" worksheet is a step-by-step guide to help individuals over 55 curate a pre-sleep regimen that optimizes their environment and mindset for restorative sleep.
Environment Check: A checklist to ensure that one's sleeping environment is primed for relaxation.
Pre-Bedtime Activities: Suggestions and space to list calming activities that prepare both the mind and body for sleep.
Drink & Diet Considerations: Guidance on beverage choices and meal timings to align with sleep health.
Mindful Practices: A selection of mindfulness activities aimed at calming the mind before bed.
Consistency Metrics: Encouragement and tools to maintain regular sleeping and waking times to stabilize the body's internal clock.
Routine Reflection: Space for introspection to evaluate and refine one's bedtime routine for optimum results.
Benefits for Therapists:
- Sleep Optimization: Offer clients a structured approach to sleep, combatting common sleep difficulties faced by older adults.
- Holistic Approach: Address the physical, dietary, and mental aspects of sleep preparation.
- Client Engagement: Facilitate clients in taking an active role in their sleep health, promoting consistent self-reflection and optimization.
Usage Suggestions: This worksheet can be integrated into therapeutic models that focus on sleep health, behavioral change, or age-related challenges, making it particularly useful for therapists working with clients over 55.
Equip your clients with the structured guidance they need to achieve more restful nights. Click here to download the Bedtime Routine worksheet.