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Effect of Yoga Nidra on Quality of Sleep among Young Female Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic


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1 Masters Student in Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
     

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COVID-19 global pandemic has created a lot of stressful life events for the individuals. Some coped to this new way of living but the ones who couldn't develop mental distress. Sleep problems are common at the best of times, all the stress, worry created by this pandemic have made existing sleep difficulties even worse. Poor sleep quality is one of the major problem among young adult population, females showed more sleep related problems than males. The aim of the present study is to find out the effect of yoga nidra on quality of sleep among young female adults during Covid-19 pandemic. This quasi -experimental design was conducted among 24 young female adults, which were allocated equally into intervention and control group. The questionnaire used in the study was Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Intervention group was instructed to do yoga nidra for 3 weeks, every night for 30 minutes. Then both intervention and control group evaluated after 3 weeks. Data were analyzed using paired t test and correlation analysis. Data analysis showed that there was a significant difference in Global PSQI score (p < 0.01) for experimental group before and after the intervention. No significant difference found in the control group (p = .157) before and after the yoga nidra intervention. The study concluded that yoga nidra significantly improved the sleep quality among young female adults during Covid-19 pandemic.

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yoga nidra, sleep quality, pandemic
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V.P. Neeraja
Masters Student in Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
K.P. Naachimuthu
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


COVID-19 global pandemic has created a lot of stressful life events for the individuals. Some coped to this new way of living but the ones who couldn't develop mental distress. Sleep problems are common at the best of times, all the stress, worry created by this pandemic have made existing sleep difficulties even worse. Poor sleep quality is one of the major problem among young adult population, females showed more sleep related problems than males. The aim of the present study is to find out the effect of yoga nidra on quality of sleep among young female adults during Covid-19 pandemic. This quasi -experimental design was conducted among 24 young female adults, which were allocated equally into intervention and control group. The questionnaire used in the study was Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Intervention group was instructed to do yoga nidra for 3 weeks, every night for 30 minutes. Then both intervention and control group evaluated after 3 weeks. Data were analyzed using paired t test and correlation analysis. Data analysis showed that there was a significant difference in Global PSQI score (p < 0.01) for experimental group before and after the intervention. No significant difference found in the control group (p = .157) before and after the yoga nidra intervention. The study concluded that yoga nidra significantly improved the sleep quality among young female adults during Covid-19 pandemic.

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yoga nidra, sleep quality, pandemic

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