How sleep drugs can mess you up—even when you’re AWAKE
It’s one of the Great Equalizers of old age.
You could hit 70 or 80 in almost perfect health… ready to take on the world… feeling like you’ve got another 70 or 80 years still ahead of you.
Then, it happens.
One little slip.
Falling when you’re older can lead to serious and often crippling injuries, including the dreaded broken hip. It can turn a spry and healthy senior into someone who needs help just getting dressed.
And unfortunately, it can lead to rapid health decline.
But there’s a way to:
- Prevent those falls
- Stop those injuries
- And ensure you keep on your feet well into your golden years!
And it starts with something you do when you’re OFF your feet…
Eliminate a KEY cause of falls for seniors
Falls are already a major risk – one that often comes with the turf as you get a little older. A recent study finds older Americans have a 28 percent higher risk of suffering from a fall overall.
But once sleep problems enter the mix, the risk jumps even higher.
These four key sleep warnings will cause your fall risk to LEAP by 40 percent:
- Trouble falling asleep
- Trouble staying asleep
- Waking up too early
- Waking up feeling crummy
No one wants to feel miserable. And no one wants to suffer a fall, either.
So you’d think that for all their faults… for all their problems (and there are many) … at least a sleep drug could help you get the rest you need AND cut the risk of a fall.
The same study finds not only is the fall risk still there, but your risk of suffering a serious injury from a fall… especially a bone break… actually JUMPS!
The reasons are pretty simple: Even if the drugs knock you out, you could still wake up in the night, maybe to use the bathroom. And when you do, you’re even groggier because of the effects of meds!
Not to mention these drugs are also so powerful, you could still be off-kilter the next morning, even after a full night of rest.
And for what? Studies show many sleep drugs on average only provide an extra 8 to 20 minutes of rest.
No thanks! There’s a BETTER WAY to get more sleep—one that will help you get a full night of rest without increasing your risk of falls or causing the notorious side effects of sleep drugs:
- For short-term aid, try natural herbal therapies such as chamomile, passionflower and valerian. You can often find all three together in one tea blend.
- But for even better, faster and more consistent results, turn to melatonin.
Levels of the “sleep hormone” often sink as we get older, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. A supplement can restore those levels so you can get your rest.
Look for the dissolvable form, which goes into your body faster so you fall asleep sooner – and stay asleep longer.