STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE IN SLEEP DISORDERS IN GERIATRIC AGE GROUP

Dr. Atul Kumar Singh, Dr. Mukesh Ch. Agarwal, Dr. Ruchi Singh, Dr. Astha Mathur, Sajal Sharma

Abstract


Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep, waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, and feeling tired upon waking although patients have suitable conditions and enough time for sleep. It is more common in elderly people and men.

A Prospective, observational study was done in O.P.D. of Dr. Girendra Pal Homoeopathic Hospital, Saipura, Sanganer, Jaipur. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in treatment of sleep disorders in geriatric age groups on the basis of changes in the global score on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) before and after treatment.

30 patients aged 60 years and above of both sexes were included suffering from insomnia were treated with homoeopathic medicines. Paired sample t- test shows difference of mean= 3.66, t (29) = 7.67, P = 0.005 indicating improvement in geriatric patients suffering from sleep disorders treated by homoeopathic medicine. Homoeopathic medicines shows marked improvement in cases of sleep disorders in geriatric age group.

Keywords- Effectiveness, Geriatric Age Group, Homeopathic, Insomnia, Prospective, Observational, Sleep Disorders,


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