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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-104

Observation of various demographic, socio-economic and physical factors with Sthaulya (obesity) in individuals preferring day sleep: A cross sectional survey

Department of Ayurveda Samhita and Siddhanta, Government Ayurveda College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Akhilesh Shukla
Government Ayurveda College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcep.ijcep_21_17

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Background and Aim: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality as well as reduced life expectancy. Ayurveda has emphasized that the sleep pattern of the individual is equally responsible for obesity alike food. The aim of this study is to identify the association between day sleep and Sthaulya (Obesity) among patients aged between 20 and 60 years. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted among 250 Sthaulya (obesity) patients visiting the outpatient department. Sleep pattern questionnaire was used for the survey study. Results: The survey study revealed that habit of sleeping during daytime for more than 1 h, especially just after having lunch, waking up late after 6 AM in the morning, and sleeping for more than 8 h in a day is the important factors associated with Sthaulya (obesity). Conclusion: To prevent obesity, sleep after lunch and getting-up late in the morning should be avoided.

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