Mind-Body Therapies May Improve Sleep for Women in Midlife
by: Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Growing evidence supports the use of mind-body therapies—yoga, qigong, tai chi and others—to improve the quality and quantity of sleep for women in midlife.
As many as 40%-50% of women aged 45-60 report that they sleep poorly, and the statistics probably underrepresent the problem, says a review of studies published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing (2013; doi: 10.1177/0898010113493504). Mind-body therapies are modalities that foster the mind’s capacity to affect physical functions and symptoms.
IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 10, Issue 11
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