Effectiveness of tai chi for improving sleep in older adults with insomnia

Takeaway

  • Both tai chi and conventional exercise were equally effective in improving sleep quality in older adults with insomnia.

Why this matters

  • Current research shows that between 20% and 40% of older adults with sleep disturbances report insomnia, which can have a negative impact on their quality of life and lead to increased mortality and morbidity.

  • Although subjective assessments, based on patient-reported data, have shown beneficial effects of tai chi on sleep quality, data based on objective measurements are lacking.

  • This study provides objective evidence for the effectiveness of tai chi in improving sleep in older adults with insomnia.