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Tai Chi to improve sleep in older patients

from American Family Physician, March 15, 2005 by Caroline Wellbery

Copyright 2005

About one half of older adults do not sleep well, most commonly because they cannot fall asleep or stay asleep, or because they wake up too early. Thus, many are tired during the day. Poor sleep is associated with significant morbidity, including poor physical function, depression, and cardiovascular disease . . .

The randomized control led trial compared a tai chi program with a low-impact exercise program to determine the effects of each on sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. . . .

Of the 118 eligible participants, 62 were randomized to tai chi and 56 to low-impact exercise. Tai chi participants had significant improvement in subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep efficiency, sleep disturbances, and sleep dysfunction, and improvements in the ESS scale. The low-impact exercise group did not have any improvements in these areas . . .

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