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After you and your doctor have treated any health problems related to your insomnia, there are many steps you can take to improve your sleep. Here are few examples:
For more tips on how to improve your sleep, see:
Sleep tips for older adults
Older adults, especially those living in nursing homes or who are cared for by others, often have ongoing sleep problems. It's natural for your sleep patterns to change as you get older, but it doesn't mean that you need less sleep or that the sleep you do get is enough.
There are things you can do to cope with changing sleep patterns as you get older, such as having familiar evening and nighttime routines.
Treatment if sleep problems don't get better
Be sure to talk to your doctor if your sleep problem gets worse, if it lasts for more than 2 weeks, or if your symptoms become more severe or happen more often.
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