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Date

2019

Abstract

Insomnia is a disorder of hyperarousal that affects up to 30% of adults. Insomnia is based on cognitive dysfunction that causes us to worry and neuroendocrine factors that upregulate our autonomic nervous system. Studies have shown that just 10 minutes of daily mindfulness practice can improve sleep. Mindfulness is able to work at the root of both causes of insomnia. It improves our ability to relax through increasing attentional factors that impart control over stress hormones and helps reduce ruminative thoughts.

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Brookfield Family Practice CT

Keywords

Mindfulness, Insomnia, Sleep

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Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Medical Education | Primary Care

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