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Can’t Sleep?

woman wide awake and can't sleep due to insomnia

Insomnia and Relaxation Techniques

A review of published research concluded that mind-body therapies are a “reasonable alternative” for older adults with insomnia who cannot or don’t want to take sedative medication. Components of relaxation therapy are used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which may also be helpful.

Overall, 10 of 12 studies on mind-body therapies — including tai chi and relaxation exercises — found benefits, particularly for insomnia.