In the second part of Dr. Bill Thomas RealCareNowTV conversation with TimeGoesBy.net’s Ronni Bennett, Bill shares thoughts on how elders can manage their daily energy budget:
Here’s a sample of the great discusion on the Elder Energy Budget going on at TimeGoesBy.net:
I loved it when Dr. Thomas said that the way some elders manage their energy budget is exquisetly beautiful.
In all honesty, managing my energy budget is not so much planned as having no choice. On days when I have had a good night’s sleep I try to do housework and take advantage of having energy. I plan my day around how I feel when I get up.
Because there are nights when I awaken after 3 hours sleep and can no longer go back to the arms of Morpheus, I watch a video or do other things requiring no energy or thought.
I also schedule all doctor appointments after lunch because having one in the morning can often be more than I can cope with.
Sometimes you just ‘do what you have to do.’
Thanks, Ronni for this new addition to TGB & yes, I do have a question about sleep. Since my late 60s I’ve had problems with staying asleep, with sleeping soundly & face at least 2 or 3 nights of no sleep, just a restlessness for 6-7 hours. Needless to say, I’m left exhausted on the days following no sleep. I do not nap, but rather catch up on reading during most afternoons & I do walk regularly& do lots of household chores in 2 houses. My friends have the same issues with sleep. Looking forward to Dr. Thomas recommendations.
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