Avoid caffeine to enjoy good night’s sleep after 50s, study suggests.




Sleeping sound gets harder as we age but getting enough rest is important to keep mentally sharp, Global Council on Brain Health report says.
Older people should keep daytime naps to shorter than half an hour in addition to avoiding coffee and tea.
Other tips are:
Expose yourself to natural sunlight during the daytime
Get up at the same time every day
Try to eat dinner about three hours before going to bed
Don’t look at an electronic screen of any kind after you get into bed – tablet, phone, laptop, etc
Avoid using over-the-counter sleep preparations
Wear socks to keep your feet warm in bed
Don’t sleep with pets in the bedroom
Avoid arguments before going to bed
Don’t drink alcohol to help you to sleep