Mindfulness meditation beats sleep hygiene for older adults

Older adults who suffer from moderate insomnia may benefit from mindfulness meditation, a clinical trial shows.

The research indicates this form of meditation is a better bet for a good night’s sleep than the more conventional strategy of focusing on better sleep hygiene.

“According to our findings, mindfulness meditation appears to have a role in addressing the prevalent burden of sleep problems among older adults by remediating their moderate sleep disturbances and deficits in daytime functioning,” says lead

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