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Yoga to Manage Sleep Disruption In Cancer Survivors | Original Article

Devendra Edikar*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Between 15-90% of cancer patients and survivors reportsome form of insomnia or sleep quality impairment during and post-treatment, suchas excessive daytime napping, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty stayingasleep, and waking up too early. Insomnia and sleep quality impairment areamong the most prevalent and distressing problems reported by cancer patientsand survivors, and can be severe enough to increase cancer mortality. Thisarticle provides a systematic review of existing clinical research on theeffectiveness of yoga for treating insomnia and sleep quality impairment amongcancer patients and survivors.