Efficacy of Yoga and Pranayama on Sleep Disorders

Abstract

Sleep is one of the basic and indispensable physiological requirements like eating, breathing and excretion, and a very important autogenic health source which can help you eat less, think better and which affects directly the quality of life and well-being. It is also known to be a period of regeneration that prepares the whole body for daily life. Because of having such important tasks and functions, sleep efficiency is vitally important. Sleep disorders affect the quality and/or quantity of sleep and lower many psychological and physical functions like performance, learning, metabolism and immunity. The various side effects of pharmacological products increase the use of yoga as a safe, effective, non-pharmacological, self-regulating and supportive practice in Western therapeutical approach to sleep disorders.

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Önder, Ö.Ö. Efficacy of Yoga and Pranayama on Sleep Disorders. Sleep Vigilance 3, 95–100 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41782-019-00072-6

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  • Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Yoga
  • Pranayama