Decreased Stress Response

E39-Decreased-Stress-ResponseUniversity students who learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique displayed decreased stress response after 10 week of practice, in contrast to greater stress response among students randomly assigned to a delayed-start condition. Reduced stress response was measured as quicker physiological habituation to the stressful stimulus of a loud noise. Students learning the Transcendental Meditation Technique also showed increased integration of brain functioning and decreased sleepiness in comparison to controls.Ref.International Journal of Psychophysiology 71: 170–176, 2009