Volume : X, Issue : VI, June - 2020

COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF YOGA NIDRA & BHRAMARI PRANAYAM: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL IN GERIATRIC POPULATION TO OVERCOME NIDRANASHA (PRIMARY INSOMNIA)

Dr. Tredha Vyas, Vaidya R. P. Patwardhan

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Nidranasha can be oadly defined as the loss of sleep or the derangement in the quality and quantity of sleep. Advanced age ings about sleep deterioration, encompassing the time it takes to fall asleep, a decrease in overall Sleep duration, and an increase in the number of awakenings. Yoga Nidra is a wonderful alternative to medication for anyone suffering from stress–induced insomnia. Bhramari pranayama is an excellent eathing technique that has a pragmatic effect on sleeplessness. The present study was planned to investigate the comparative efficacy of Yoga nidra and Bhramari Pranayam in Nidranasha (Primary Insomnia). The study group comprised of 60 subjects suffering from Nidranasha between the age group of 60– 80 years, further subdivided into 2 groups having an equal number (n=20) of subjects–group A (Yoga nidra), group B(Bhramari Pranayam). It was a randomized clinical study. The Parameters of assessment were 1) Clinical Symptoms of Nidranasha. 2) Athens Insomnia Scale. Follow up was taken periodically after 15 days for 60 days. The obtained information was analyzed statistically by using the Wilcoxon test & The Man–Whitney test. The result showed a significant mean increment in clinical symptoms. Group A showed more increment in major variables compares to Group B. The study confirms that Yognidra has shown more promising results than Bharamripranayam.

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COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF YOGA NIDRA & BHRAMARI PRANAYAM: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL IN GERIATRIC POPULATION TO OVERCOME NIDRANASHA (PRIMARY INSOMNIA), Dr. Tredha Vyas, Vaidya R.P.Patwardhan INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-6 | June-2020


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