A survey study on association between Central Obesity and Ratri Jagarana (Night Duty)

  • Uday TS Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Shivakumar Assistant Professor, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Chaithra HN Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Ashitha NK Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Resmi KK Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Akshay BH Post Graduate Scholar, PG Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Raatri Jaagarana, Ayurveda, central obesity

Abstract

Introduction: Ratri Jagarana is Rookshana, which causes increase in Vata. In this present time of industrialization and globalization our lifestyle has become too hectic, many of the people do their jobs at night viz., drivers, receptionist, hospital workers, security guard, call center employees, factory workers, students and many more. It is highly impossible to completely stop their night work, due to Ratri Jagarana, Dathu Poshana will not happen properly leads to some changes in their body composition. Central obesity is the major health challenge we are facing presently and caused due to unhealthy life style which includes unhealthy sleep habits. Central obesity is mainly assessed by waist circumference and waist height ratio. So, the present study is done to study the association between central obesity and night duty workers.  Materials and methods: 400 volunteers those who are having night duty shifts for at least 10 days in a month, from a period of not less than one year with working time of at least eight hours, eight pm to eight am were selected. Study group- 200 volunteers doing night duties fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Control group- 200 volunteers who are not doing night duties. By questionnaire method based, on duration of Ratri Jagarana (night shift), food habit, duration of day sleep, physical activity was assessed. Waist circumference was measured for all the volunteers. The collected data will be recorded and analyzed. Results: There was statistically significant association between central obesity and Ratri Jagarana among night duty workers.                                

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Uday TS, Shivakumar, Chaithra HN, Ashitha NK, Resmi KK, & Akshay BH. (2022). A survey study on association between Central Obesity and Ratri Jagarana (Night Duty). Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(3), 27 - 40. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1736
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