Efficacy of paced breathing for insomnia: Enhances vagal activity and improves sleep quality

H. J. Tsai, Terry B J Kuo, Guo She Lee, Cheryl C H Yang

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摘要

Fourteen self-reported insomniacs (SRI) and 14 good sleepers (GS) had their cardiac neuronal activity assessed by heart rate variability (HRV) under controlled respiration at a slow frequency rate of 0.1Hz, and a forced rate of 0.2Hz during daytime rest. Nighttime sleep was measured by polysomnography. The SRI showed depressed high frequency power of HRV compared to the GS. An increased total power of HRV was observed among the SRI during slow, paced breathing compared with spontaneous breathing and 0.2Hz. Sleep onset latency, number of awakenings, and awakening time during sleep were decreased and sleep efficiency was increased if SRI practiced slow, paced breathing exercises for 20min before going to sleep. Our results indicate that there is autonomic dysfunction among insomniacs, especially in relation to vagal activity; however, this decreased vagal activity can be facilitated by practicing slow, paced breathing, thereby improving sleep quality.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)388-396
頁數9
期刊Psychophysiology
52
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 1 2015
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神經心理學與生理心理學
  • 生理學
  • 實驗與認知心理學
  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 生理學(醫學)

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