Light up the night
It is becoming more common for older adults to struggle to get a good night's sleep. According to the sleep foundation organization, "Millions of Americans are affected by a frequent need to urinate during the night. This is known as nocturia, and it is often cited as a cause of sleep disruptions. Though frequently thought of as a problem in elderly people, it can impact people of all ages. Nocturia is quite common among both men and women. Studies and surveys have found that 69% of men and 76% of women over age 40 report getting up to go to the bathroom at least once per night. About one-third of adults over age 30 make two or more nightly bathroom trips."
Problem: Frequent trips to the bathroom in a dark space throughout the night, potential fall risk.
Solution: Motion activated lights
This simple change will illuminate the room and provide improved visibility to the person who is tired and needs to walk to the bathroom during the night. You don't have to think about turning on the lights. Just stand up and they will light your way. Here is a photo of an installation I provided and you can see just how much it lights up the space near the floor.