Short Takes - 2005-02-03

For those who have trouble falling asleep, listening to music may do the trick, suggests a study by researchers from Taiwan's Tzu Chi University. They studied sleep patterns of 60 people aged between 60 and 83 who had difficulty sleeping and found those who listened to relaxing music for 45 minutes at bedtime experienced physical changes that aided restful sleep, such as lower heart and respiratory rates. The study appears in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.