Meditation May Help Those With Insomnia

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 12, 2009

Mind-Body-Spirit News

A small study conducted at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, adds to the growing body of research about the benefits of meditation practice. People with chronic insomnia who practiced meditation for 2 months reported improvements in sleep quality and quantity, according to a study presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

“Results of the study show that teaching deep relaxation techniques during the daytime can help improve sleep at night,” said Ramadevi Gourineni, MD, lead study author and director of the insomnia program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

To learn more about the study, go to the website of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at www.aasmnet.org.

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 6, Issue 10

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in L...