Understand the Body's Sleeping Needs and Determine the Sleeping Problems
According to the National Sleep Foundation of America, older adults are not really required to have 8 hours of sleep. 7 hours is just enough. Thus, if an older adult thinks having 7 hours of sleep is not enough, worry no more. The NSF has released a sleeping chart that shows how much sleep one needs.
In addition, ask someone to assess the sleeping problems an older adult is experiencing. These may include snoring. This may sound normal for others due to their age, but actually, it is not. Take snoring seriously because this might already be a sign that one is suffering from sleep apnea without even realizing it.