Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Meditation helps with insomnia

From Business Standard

Regular meditation may improve sleep quality and also prevent insomnia among the older people, finds new research.

Mindfulness meditation practices - in which people learn to pay better attention to what they are feeling physically and mentally from moment to moment -- resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial.

"According to our findings, mindfulness meditation appears to have a role in addressing the prevalent burden of sleep problems among older adults," said David Black from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Moderate sleep disturbances in older adults are associated with higher levels of fatigue, disturbed mood such as depressive symptoms and a reduced quality of life..."  more

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