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An Assessment of the Effects of Yoga Practicing on Sleep Quality of Older Adults
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of Yoga practicing on sleep quality of older adults. In this study, eighty subjects were recruited at age 55 to 65 (60.5 ± 4.2). Subjects were divided into two groups, Yoga and Control. Participants in Yoga groups practiced 60 minutes/day and 3 sessions/weeks. Participants in Control group maintained daily activtities and not doing any exercise program. Sleep quality is measured by The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). After 6 months of Yoga practicing, the participants in Yoga group showed significantly better performances in comparison with those of Control group in the sleep patterns with p value ? .05.

Keywords
Yoga, Quality of Sleep, Older Adults


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