Effect of Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep) in patients with Alcoholic Hypertensives - A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Shalmali Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Medicinal Herbs, S.D.M. College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire (D.K), Karnataka, India.
  • Prasul Das Assistant Professor, Department of Naturopathy Diagnosis, S.D.M. College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire (D.K.), Karnataka, India.
  • Prashanth Shetty Principal, S.D.M. College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire (D.K.), Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Alcohol Dependent Individuals; Heart Rate variability, Hypertension, Yoga Nidra


Background: Primary Hypertension in alcoholic individuals is one of the major health issues of the society. Yoga is found to have a wonderful tool to treat primary hypertension in alcoholic individuals. Yoga Nidra, is a cost effective tool to manage these symptoms. Objectives: The objectives of the study are to assess whether Yoga Nidra is having effect on blood pressure, heart rate variability & respiratory rate in primary hypertensive alcohol dependent individuals. Materials and Methods: A total of sixty primary hypertensive alcoholic dependent individuals have been recruited after they meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria and the screening of the subjects by using Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire and into two Groups, Subjects in the group one practiced Yoga Nidra for a period of 10 days and group two carried on its routine activities. Both the groups were assessed for blood pressure, heart rate variability & respiratory rate at day one and day ten. Results: In the present study comparison between the group there was a significant results seen in the HR, RR, SBP with P value < 0.0001, LF/HF ratio with P value < 0.0500, DBP with P value< 0.0257 respectively. Conclusion: Ten days of Yoga Nidra practice has shown to bring a positive influence in primary hypertensive alcoholic dependent individuals in improving HR, RR, Mean RR, RMSSD, NN50, PNN50, VLF, LF, HF, LF/HF ratio, SBP & DBP.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.1.3
Published: 2023-02-15
How to Cite
Shalmali, DasP., & ShettyP. (2023). Effect of Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep) in patients with Alcoholic Hypertensives - A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(1), 18 - 27. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.8.1.3
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