Sleep Laboratory

Objectives 

  • To understand the sleep pattern in meditators and non-meditators
  • To understand the clinical implications of yoga for sleep disorders

Research Facilities 

Polysomnography

Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the bio-physiological changes that occur during sleep. The most common sleep disorders evaluated by PSG are narcolepsy & sleep apnea.

Variables Measured 

  • Electroencephalograph (EEG)
  • Electroculogram (EOG)

    Polysomnography

    16 Channel Polysomnography System

  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • Electrocardiogram ( EKG)
  • Respiration
  • Blood Oxygenation (PO2)
  • Body position
  • Snoring

 

16 Channel Polysomnography System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleep Stages 

sleep stages

Sleep Stages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publication

1. Patra, S., and Telles, S. (2009). Positive impact of cyclic meditation on subsequent sleep. Medical Science Monitor, 15(7): CR 375-381.