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Background and objectives: Nocturnal enuresis or Bed wetting is a common problem in children. It is defined as the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. Bed wetting is normal till the age of 4 yrs, continue of bedwetting over the age is due to either physical or psychological factors. Researchers found that globally around 15 % of children are suffering with it. Various treatment strategies are there to manage bedwetting; still there is no identified solution for it. The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of yoga on reduction of bed wetting frequency in children.

Methods: 10 children with nocturnal enuresis were selected following a detailed description about the study. Structured yoga programme was taught to the children & their parents. Yoga classes were conducted on alternative days for 4 weeks. Voiding dairy was given to every mother and asked them to note down the frequency of nocturnal enuresis. Following the 4 weeks of yogic practice the voiding dairy reports were collected from the mother and analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Result: The result of the study shows that there was significant improvement in the urinary control in children after structured yoga programme.

Conclusion: This study concluded that the yoga plays a vital role in nocturnal enuresis as well as it also improves the moral boost in children.

Keywords: Yoga, Bed wetting, Voiding diary, Nocturnal enuresis

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