We often enquire about our patients sleep as it is integral to good health. Far too often, our patients report sleep disturbance or insomnia (either being unable to fall asleep or waking in the night). So when we came across this study published in JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb. we had to share.
This study compared Mindfulness Meditation to Sleep Hygiene Education (the implementation of proper sleep habits like dark rooms and no TV’s).
After one year, the meditation group had significant improvement in:
- insomnia symptoms
- depressive symptoms
- inflammatory markers
So how do you start? Check out some of these resources and begin your mindful journey to better sleep and better health.
If you are local to Barrie and looking for classes, check out:
There is also a free online program available.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Kerri Fullerton ND & Dr. Whitney Young ND