For older Adults, a solution to sleepness nights

Researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior say they've found a relatively simple mind-body intervention that assists adults aged 55 and older in sleeping better without a pill. Working with collaborators at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, the scientists found that mindfulness meditation promotes sleep quality in older adults who suffer from moderate sleep complaints.

Their research appeared in the Feb. 12 online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Internal Medicine and was supported in part by the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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Image caption: Michael Irwin (UCLA), study's senior author

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