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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Purposeful Sleep

(Image by Lorenza Walker)
Getting into bed is one thing, getting out quite another.  What happens in between at least partly depends upon what floats your boat.

If you have no boat, or if you have a boat with no steering mechanism, then your sleep might be restless.  Researchers have found that “having a purpose in life results in fewer nighttime disturbances and improved sleep quality.”

Associate Professor of Neurology Jason Ong states that cultivating a meaningful life “could be an effective drug-free strategy… particularly for [an elderly] population that is facing more insomnia.”

But how can one cultivate purpose within a somewhat limited lifestyle?  Ong suggests “mindfulness therapies,” which assist people to find beauty and sustenance in even the most routine activities.


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