Thank you for posting your query.
, low sodium and depression
, all of them can adversely affect sleep quality and duration.
If your father has depression, he would require anti-depressants. Some antidepressants also improve the sleep, such as tricyclic antidepressants. Your doctor can help in choosing a good anti-depressant.
In addition, he needs to involve himself in regular physical activity for about 30-60 minutes daily. This also improves the sleep quality.
There are no specific food stuffs to improve sleep.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad