As we get older, we’re blessed with the wisdom that comes with the year, ideally some financial freedom and family that enriches our lives and brings us joy and comfort. There are other things that can make life more comfortable as we age too. From choosing the right products to use in our daily grooming, physical fitness, and even what we clean and decorate our home with. Keep reading if you’re looking for things that can add value to your life through the comfort and ease they bring.
The importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Sleep is when our bodies rest and restore themselves on a cellular level—investing in the best mattress you can afford impacts your immediate health – joint or back pain, deeper sleep, and longevity.
In addition to a quality mattress, make your bed with high-quality linens. Our bodies go into a deeper sleep, and it’s easier to stay asleep when we are cooler as it increases our body’s production of melatonin. Purchase sheets, duvets, and comforters in natural textiles like silk, linen, or cotton. A bonus of satin or silk sheets? They reduce fine lines and wrinkles and keep your hair frizz-free!
Did you know that many conventional household cleaning products are harmful to your health? From skin conditions to respiratory distress, what you clean your home with can impact you. Protect your health and keep yourself comfortable by opting to clean your house with natural products like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils.
In addition to the sprays and cleansers you use, opt for more natural clothes like 100% cotton cleaning cloths and feather dusters. If you struggle to keep your home looking how you want it, investing in a cleaning service to come once a week is an excellent way to keep your home fresh and tidy – make sure they’re using all-natural cleansers – for your health and theirs!
The rise in subscription services is one area where the modern world is getting it right. Whether you want to make your pocketbook more comfortable with the rising cost of gas or you have issues that make running errands less than enjoyable, subscriptions can save the day.
Wine lover? There’s a subscription for that. Cat lover? Have your litter and toys delivered to you and your pets! Even everyday household items can be delivered straight to your door, from bamboo products like toilet paper and paper towels to your groceries. By subscribing, you typically save money, too, so consider having your needs met without lifting a finger through subscription services.
Even for the most fashion-minded individuals, you can look chic and be comfortable at the same time. In today’s world, you can even get high heels that are comfortable. Do bras dig into your back or sides? Try a comfortable bralette or a wire-free bra. Do you find yourself fiddling with zippers and buttons too long in the morning?
Even the most expensive designers make jeans or slacks that you can pull on with ease. If you have more serious mobility issues, talk with a loved one or do your own search online for “adaptive clothing” that can make everything from putting on your socks and shoes to wearing a suit more manageable than it’s been in decades. You don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style just because you’re aging!
Medical Alert Systems
If you live alone, sometimes a medical alert system can give you the peace of mind you want and need. We get it, and many seniors feel these systems have a serious stigma. Still, the truth is, they make your life more comfortable by giving you the confidence to maintain your independence. Additionally, it’s worth remembering that people of all ages carry medical alert systems or have them installed in their homes for a variety of reasons. You can opt for a system that you carry on your person or one with buttons strategically placed throughout your home, depending on your health and needs.
Of course, there are other things you can purchase or use to make your life more comfortable, depending on your individual needs and taste, but these items are a great starting point. Here’s to your health; the best years are yet to come!