Increasing social interaction may be one way to combat insomnia - particularly in the elderly who are more likely to experience isolation.
It's thought that regular interaction with others can significantly improve mood and our general outlook on life.
Friends and colleagues can offer support and engage our minds. Furthermore, regularly interacting with others may help expend energy which can improve sleep.
By being around others, we're also more likely to adjust to a regular sleep cycle since most people are living their lives on a regular sleep/wake cycle.
These ideas were even explored in a recent press release for a retirement community in Australia.
So, if you want to improve your sleep, maybe it's time to get out more!
Source: Health Central
Last updated: August 8, 2014