circuits stress, improves sleep, study finds

February 16, 2015 5:14 PM

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circuits stress, improves sleep, study finds

Mindful meditation — sitting quietly while focusing on breathing and being "present"— improves sleep quality in older adults better than other relaxation techniques, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Often people with sleep problems can’t turn off the anxiety and tension from a stressful day, says study coauthor Michael Irwin, the Cousins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Their overall arousal is ...

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