Menopause and sleep

A lot of women experience poorer sleep quality once they hit menopause. But’s what’s the link between menopause and sleep? And what can you do about it?   What is menopause? Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, and is a normal part of life. Menopause occurs when it has been 12 months…

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How alcohol affects your sleep

If you’ve ever thought that a little nightcap will help you sleep better, you’re not alone. However, science says that alcohol affects your sleep more than you may realise.   Why alcohol makes you drowsy Alcohol produces both sedative and stimulating effects. The sedative effects make you initially drowsy, which can help you fall asleep…

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Common sleep problems in the elderly

Sleep problems in the elderly are quite common with research showing that more than half of adults aged 65 years or over have at least one sleep complaint. Common sleep problems in the elderly Insomnia With more than 50% of elderly people experiencing it, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. When you find it…

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Involuntary loss of bladder and bowel control can increase with age, meaning many seniors suffer from incontinence and in particular, night-time urinary incontinence. Night-time incontinence or bedwetting can create feelings of embarrassment and shame in seniors. But, this needn’t be the case. According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, almost 4.8 million Australian are affected…

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We all know sleep is vital and that the number of hours we get each night plays an essential role in our health and wellbeing. But, while it’s common knowledge that children and adults require different amounts of sleep, there’s often confusion over whether adults of different ages also have varying needs. In particular, the…

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As we age, changes to our bodies mean we can experience issues such as incontinence and bedwetting. This can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many seniors. Thankfully, a waterproof mattress can make dealing with these issues easier and less stressful. Easier Clean-Ups Cleaning a soiled mattress is difficult at the best of times.…

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Many seniors suffer from incontinence and bedwetting. No matter the cause, the issue can be both embarrassing and unpleasant. It can also be challenging to cope with, especially for those who live alone. However, waterproof bedding can make managing incontinence easier. Benefits of Waterproof Bedding for Seniors Waterproof bedding can aid seniors who suffer from…

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Building a better institutional mattress aged care nursing home

Institutional mattresses and bedding tend to bring to mind a utilitarian unfriendly environment. Bedguard puts a new view on institutional care with a better institutional mattress. Aged care facilities, nursing homes as well as rehabilitation facilities can benefit immensely from these easy to care for mattresses.  Their durability means less costly replacements from damage and…

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excellent mattress csiro bedguard

At BedGuard, we pride ourselves on designing, manufacturing and delivering quality products to our customers. This has been recognised by CSIRO with an “excellent” rating. Our Founder and CEO, Peter Carey, invented the BedGuard Treatment when used with the proprietary Healthguard after recognising a clear need to improve mattress health. Mattresses are often exposed to…

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seniors mattress

Sleep problems may sometimes increase with age and poor sleep can lead to the overuse of sleep aids, sleepiness during the day, memory problems, and short attention span. Still there are many things that older people can do to get a good night’s sleep. Just because the pattern of sleep changes, doesn’t always mean there is…

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