Understand the body's sleeping needs
According to the National Sleep Foundation of America, older adults are not really required to have as much as 8 hours of sleep. 7 hours is just enough. 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.
Asking a loved one to monitor your sleep issues could be helpful. 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 you are suffering from sleep apnea without even realizing it.