Half of all falls occur in the home or around the home. Trip hazards are everywhere, but we either don’t recognise them, or think of them as trivial and don’t bother fixing them. Here are some things you can do.1
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6 Science Daily. Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formation. 2017. www.sciencedaily.com.
7 National Sleep Foundation. How much sleep do we really need? www.sleepfoundation.org.