Motivated adults sleep better at night

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
Couple sleeping. (Photo: Getty Images)
Couple sleeping. (Photo: Getty Images)

Older adults who have a good reason to get out of bed sleep better at night, researchers report.

Academics at Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, studied over 800 people with an average age of 79 and surveyed their purposes in life and general sleep quality.

Overall, those participants who felt their lives had meaning were 63 percent less likely to have sleep apnea, a condition characterised by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
LATEST YOU
LATEST YOU
Read your favourite magazine in a convenient PDF form.
Read now