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You don’t need drugs to sleep well at night

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The elderly don’t need to turn to drugs to get a good night’s sleep.

A simple set of activities that take just an hour to carry out every day can improve the quality of sleep at night, especially for elderly people who may be suffering from memory problems or depression.

The protocol—known as the Healthy Patterns Sleep Program—structures daily activities, such as reminiscing in the morning, exercise in the afternoon, and sensory activities in the evening, that decrease daytime sleepiness and improve sleep at night.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have tested the program on a group of volunteers who reported better sleep and improved quality of life compared to others who didn’t participate.  They took part for a month and the exercises took just an hour a day to complete.

References
Innovation in Aging, 2024; 8: doi: 10.1093/geroni/igad132
Article Topics: Sleep
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