How much sleep should my Mom (94) in fine physical health other than hearing and seeing, get each day?

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Alot of people feel lethargic if they do not get enough sunlight and fresh air, that is natures medicine, and it is free! When i go visit my grandpa in the nursing home and weather permitting, i will take him outside to get some sun and fresh air and it does wonders. He functions better. And it benefits me as well so i have more energy. We do about 15-30 minutes outdoors. It helps alot.
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Don't wake me up I am snoozing!
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How true
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I agree - as much as she needs. But I'd add a plea, too: as much as she *likes.* That's not amateur medical, that's just me empathising - I can't imagine anything more annoying or miserable than being kept awake when all you want is to have a peaceful little snooze.
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My mom too has lost eyesight and is very hard of hearing. Because of this there is not much she can do. She sleeps 8 hours a night but will also nap on the couch during the day. She is now living in Adult Family Home and will interact when she can, but all the ladies that live there seem to be on the same page. All of them are in their 90's
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gee. My 94 year old mom, gets sunshine whenever she can, does some kind of exercise every day, eats healthy, and feels the best when she is painting a portrait or dancing! She's hard to take emotionally for me, (is nice to anyone else), so God Bless her.
My Dad, lives in assisted living, lost his second wife, is depressed, and fairly healthy but lost his vision and hearing and yes, at 96, is sleeping and tells us (when he doesn't experience Dementia) that he is "only existing", or "I have one foot in the grave."
Some of this must have to do with each individual. Hobbies or having a pet or someone to live for sure can make a difference!
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Is she sleeping much more or much less than her normal amount? Was this a sudden change? Has anything else changed?
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As much as she needs. Anyone of her age is EXPECTED to be tired.
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Respectfullyour, anyone who is in their 90's is going to be tired... they have had a very long life. My parents would get their full night sleep, and during the day cat nap after breakfast, long nap after lunch, cat nap before dinner, and doze off after dinner while trying to watch TV. All of this is normal.
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As long as it does not leave her with enough energy to to run naked down the high street all night, As much as she wants. Not too much to entertain you at 94 when you can't see or hear so sleep is a good option. Her body is slowly going to sleep anyway so as long as she does not loose function don't worry about it.
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