Better Sleep Supports Better Wellbeing

For many individuals, improving sleep can enhance their wellbeing. Monash University is conducting research to better understand the reasons for this.

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September 12, 2023
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Sleep difficulties are highly prevalent in older adults but often go untreated as they are considered a sign of normal ageing. Sleep difficulties are also linked to increased feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and issues with memory and concentration. These difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking early and being unable to return to sleep can be treated effectively even without medications. However, not many seek these alternative treatments due to barriers like time constraints, geographical access, long waitlists and limited availability. 

This study aims to investigate the feasibility of an online mindfulness-based intervention for insomnia for older adults with sleep difficulties compared to a control program. This will help to determine whether such interventions are a helpful way to overcome some of the barriers to accessing sleep treatments for older adults.

Monash University is inviting Australian participants with sleep difficulty, aged 55 and over, to join this world-first study.

Participation involves:

  1. Free access to a world-first online insomnia program using mindfulness intervention.
  2. Completing online surveys of sleep and wellbeing at four time points.

Find out more:

HREC NO: 38104