Tibetan Yoga May Improve Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy, Study Finds

Tibetan Yoga May Improve Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy, Study Finds
Practicing Tibetan yoga frequently may improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows. The study, “Randomized trial of Tibetan yoga in patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy, appeared in the journal Cancer. Sleep disruption and fatigue are two of the most common and debilitating adverse effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients, observed the study’s senior author, Lorenzo Cohen. He is a professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine at the cancer center, and director of its Integrative Medicine Program. Excessive drowsiness is also frequent in these patients. “Previous research has established that yoga effectively reduces sleep disturbances for cancer patients, but have not included active control groups or long-term follow-up,” Cohen said in a
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