Yoga nidra practice shows improvement in sleep in patients with chronic insomnia: A randomized controlled trial.

  title={Yoga nidra practice shows improvement in sleep in patients with chronic insomnia: A randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Karuna Datta and Manjari Tripathi and Mansi Verma and Deep Masiwal and Hruda Nanda Mallick},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  volume={34 3},
Background Yoga nidra is practised by sages for sleep. The practice is simple to use and has been clearly laid out, but its role in the treatment of chronic insomnia has not been well studied. Methods In this randomized parallel-design study conducted during 2012-16, we enrolled 41 patients with chronic insomnia to receive conventional intervention of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (n=20) or yoga nidra (n=21). Outcome measures were both subjective using a sleep diary and objective… 

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