New York, July 10: Older adults who have set goals in their life are more likely to have a good night sleep and less disturbance, a study has showed.
The people who felt their lives had meaning were 63 per cent less likely to have sleep apnoea.
Further, they were 52 per cent less likely to have restless leg syndrome, an uncomfortable sensations in the legs.
“Helping people cultivate a purpose in life could be an effective drug-free strategy to improve sleep quality, particularly for a population that is facing more insomnia,” said Jason Ong, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“Purpose in life is something that can be cultivated and enhanced through mindfulness therapies,” Ong added.
For the study, the team included 823 participants from the age group of 60 to 100 years old.
In the survey, 10-questions were on purpose in life and 32 questions on sleep.
Poor sleep quality is related to having trouble falling asleep and feeling sleepy during the day,on the other side individuals sleep better who have purpose in life.