Access to nature leads to reports of improved sleep in men and the over 65s

Written by Rebecca Sheehan

According to a University of Illinois (IL, USA) paper published recently in Preventative Medicine, access to natural surroundings appears to improve sleep quality in men and individuals over the age of 65 years. This trend was exhibited across the whole sample of 255,171 adults, with individuals who reported 21–29 days of insufficient sleep being consistently less likely to have access to green space compared with those reporting less than 1 week of poor sleep. The relationship between exposure to green space and sleep was much stronger in men than women and there was a strong relationship indicated for both males...

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