Treatment of Chronic Insomnia with Yoga: A Preliminary Study with Sleep–Wake Diaries

  title={Treatment of Chronic Insomnia with Yoga: A Preliminary Study with Sleep–Wake Diaries},
  author={Sat Bir Singh Khalsa},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  • S. Khalsa
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Psychology
  • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
There is good evidence for cognitive and physiological arousal in chronic insomnia. Accordingly, clinical trial studies of insomnia treatments aimed at reducing arousal, including relaxation and meditation, have reported positive results. Yoga is a multicomponent practice that is also known to be effective in reducing arousal, although it has not been well evaluated as a treatment for insomnia. In this preliminary study, a simple daily yoga treatment was evaluated in a chronic insomnia… 

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