Progressive muscle relaxation for people with epilepsy: improved quality of life?

  • In a randomized controlled interventional study of people with epilepsy, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises were found to significantly improve Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QUOLIE -31) scores compared to placebo (P<0.05).
  • The authors concluded that PMR offers an accessible tool for improving quality of sleep and life for people with epilepsy when offered alongside current standard of care.