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Influence of Yoga and Ayurveda on self-rated sleep in a geriatric population.

@article{Manjunath2005InfluenceOY,
  title={Influence of Yoga and Ayurveda on self-rated sleep in a geriatric population.},
  author={N. K. Manjunath and Shirley Telles},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={
          683-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Sleep in older persons is characterized by decreased ability to stay asleep, resulting in fragmented sleep and reduced daytime alertness. [] Key MethodMETHODS Of the 120 residents from a home for the aged, 69 were stratified based on age (five year intervals) and randomly allocated to three groups i.e., Yoga (physical postures, relaxation techniques, voluntarily regulated breathing and lectures on yoga philosophy), Ayurveda (a herbal preparation), and Wait-list control (no…

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