International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022


Effect of Suryanamaskar versus Aerobic Exercises on Quality of Sleep and Stress Levels in Community Dwelling Elderly Population

Shikha Paasi | Snehal Pradip Thaleshwar | Naomi Mistry


Abstract: Background: The sleep problem faced by the elderly and the consequences of the inadequate and inappropriate sleep determines the quality of life in the elderly. Stress is a mental health problem of the elderly population that affects their quality of sleep and quality of life. Objective: (1) To compare the effect of Suryanamaskarand aerobic exercise on quality of sleep and stress level using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and perceived stress questionnaire. Method: Study design: Experimental design with duration of intervention for 4 weeks (3 sessions a week). Outcome Measure: This study used Pittssburg sleep quality index to measure the quality of sleep and perceived stress score to assessing the stressful life events. Result: although both groups showed statistical significance, suryanamaskar group fared better results. Conclusion: Suryanamaskar deemed more effective in improving sleep and reducing stress in the elderly population.


Keywords: Suryanamaskar, aerobic training, sleep and stress, elderly population


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,


Pages: 38 - 41


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Shikha Paasi, Snehal Pradip Thaleshwar, Naomi Mistry, "Effect of Suryanamaskar versus Aerobic Exercises on Quality of Sleep and Stress Levels in Community Dwelling Elderly Population", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022, pp. 38-41, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22830151641

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