For Sleep Problems In Older Age, Try Mindful Meditation | CommonHealth

February 17, 2015 4:07 PM

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For Sleep Problems In Older Age, Try Mindful Meditation | CommonHealth

For anyone who has suffered with eyes-wide-open at 4 am it’s not terribly surprising that more and more Americans (particularly older people and women) are being prescribed serious drugs to help them sleep.

But these medications, known as benzodiazepines, have been linked to numerous health problems, ranging from an increased risk of dementia, to car crashes and falls. And once you’re on them, it’s hard to stop, as I can attest from personal experience. While debate continues over the safety and effect...

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