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BMC Res Notes. 2018 Jul 28;11(1):518. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3624-y.

Changes in vigilance, self rated sleep and state anxiety in military personnel in India following yoga.

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1
Patanjali Research Foundation, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 249405, India. shirleytelles@gmail.com.
2
Patanjali Research Foundation, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, 249405, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To study the effects of 9 days of yoga on self-rated sleep, state anxiety and performance in a vigilance test among border security force (BSF) personnel. Seven hundred and twenty-two BSF personnel took part in the trial. They were all males, with an average age of 30.9 ± 7.4 years. All of them were involved in guarding the country's border. They were deputed for 9 days residential training in yoga. Before and after training they were assessed for self-rated sleep, state anxiety and vigilance.

RESULTS:

The results suggest the benefits of yoga in BSF personnel. The BSF personnel showed a significant increase in scores in the vigilance test, a decrease in state anxiety, and improved self-rated sleep.

KEYWORDS:

Insomnia; Military personnel; Vigilance; Yoga

PMID:
30055628
PMCID:
PMC6064066
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-018-3624-y
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