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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 29-33

Yoga as remedy for insomnia- A review

Siddha Regional Research Institute (Central Council for Research in Siddha), Trivandrum695012, India

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K S Maanickha Chelvi
Siddha Regional Research Institute (Central Council for Research in Siddha), Trivandrum695012
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Today’s corporate culture has brought in many illnesses, stress related ailments among which insomnia is being very common. Insomnia is commonest cause for all mental related health problems. Insomniadirectlyaffected work performance, both in the office and at home. Objectives: Reviewing the-Randomized control trials(RCT) and preclinical study trials of Yoga intervention (Classical yoga session, YOCAS, Patanjali from VYASA and Integrated types) forinsomnia. To observe the effect of Yoga in the improving the sleep, decreasing the disease condition and any other changes in the Quality of life, by using the following assessment tools; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Actigraphy and Turkish Version of Nottingham Health Profile. Results: Most of the trials (RCT and Preclinical study),Yoga intervention improved the sleep quality, compared to control groups assessed by Turkish Version of Nottingham Health Profile,Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Actigraphy. The review paper includes the trial conducted among the adolescents, post-menopausal women and cancer patients. In post-menopausal group women, Yoga played significant changes in climacteric symptoms and insomnia severity and higher scores for quality of life and resistance phase of stress in cancer patients.

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