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Improve sleep with mindful meditation

As people age, they may experience trouble falling asleep or staying asleep (NIH SeniorHealth). However, disturbed sleep is not normal, and a team of researchers wondered if there was a non-drug way to have a good night’s sleep.

STUDY: A group of 49 people with moderate sleep problems, ages 55 and older, were randomly assigned to attend a sleep hygiene education course (sleep habits, relaxation methods and establishing bedtime routines) or to learn a mindful awareness practice that trained participants to be aware of their thoughts and emotions but avoid reacting to or becoming distracted by them.

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