Why are falls more frequent at night?

Click the video below to learn more about night time and falls with Nymbl’s Dr. Estrada


At Nymbl, our goal is to empower you to live a confident and independent life, free from the fear of falling. When it comes to the frequency of falls at night, below are four common reasons why they happen: 

Four common reasons why falls happen at night: 

1. Moving quickly and less carefully (rushing to the bathroom)

2. Becoming disoriented or dizzy (sitting up or getting out of bed)

3. Experiencing sudden changes of light (moving from your dark bedroom to a bright bathroom)

4. Moving many times at night (taking several trips to your bathroom or kitchen)

When moving at night, your awareness and alertness may not be as sharp, causing you to take more risks than you normally would, such as stepping without knowing what’s around you. To help reduce your risk of falling at night, add night lights throughout your house, and include balance training in your daily routine.  

Falling doesn’t have to be a part of your life. This is where Nymbl can help. Nymbl is a scientifically-proven¹ approach to fall prevention that makes balance training both fun and effective by combining simple body movements with brain games to challenge your body and mind at the same time. Nymbl is fully covered by your health plan and is available at no additional cost to you.

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Nymbl’s technology is intended to improve balance, strength and coordination, and to help individuals who have experienced, or are at risk for, weakness or loss of balance or mobility. It is important to work with a medical professional if you notice that you are developing weakness, mobility or balance problems, as this can indicate a serious medical condition. Nymbl is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided by Nymbl is for general purposes, and is not intended to constitute medical advice. You are encouraged to confirm any information provided by Nymbl with other sources and your healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency during use of the program, call your doctor or emergency medical phone number immediately.