Retirement is the ultimate cure for insomnia

by Martin Reed on 28 November 2009 in insomnia cures

Mail Online tells us that retirement is the best way to get a good night's sleep.

They quoted a study from the science journal Sleep that found there was a 25% drop in the rate of reported sleep disturbances after retirement. Is this a case of older people simply passing insomnia onto the younger generation or is this down to a lifestyle change?

I think there are too many variables at play here to read too much into the results. For a start, the study focussed on French retirees of one energy company. Could similar results be expected in other countries or from retirees from other industries?

The report also found that there was an increase in the number of sleep disturbances as these individuals got older - although they didn't reach the levels seen prior to their retirement.

Many retirees still have similar worries and pressures as people of working age - so although early retirement may sound like the ultimate insomnia cure, I can't fully endorse it just yet!

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