Nawang Wulandari
Program Studi Pendidikan Profesi Ners, STIKes Patria Husada Blitar


Neurosis is a psychic reaction with typical anxiety. Anxiety may cause physical imbalance such as the increase of blood pressure, insomnia, muscle tension and palpitations.  Muscle  tension  and  sleep  difficulties  are  common  anxiety  response symptoms experienced by the society. Progressive muscle relaxation therapy is a relaxation of the tightening and relaxing movement on the muscles of one particular body part at a time to provide physical relaxation. The muscles are tightened and relaxed in a series of movement.
This study aimed to determine the effect of progressive muscle relaxation to improve the quality of sleep of neurosis patients. Pra-experimental research design with One Group Pre-Post Test with purposive sampling was conducted with the number of samples was 13 respondents. This study used a questionnaire to measure sleep quality while  to measure the improvement of the quality of sleep used PSQI questionnaire, and the data were analyzed used bivariate analysis using the T-test.
The result of the quality of sleep before and after the therapy on the treatment was p  0.000. It means there was some effect on progressive muscle relaxation therapy to improve the quality of sleep neurosis patient, so the hypothesis could be accepted. From the results, it could be concluded that the progressive muscle relaxation therapy could be used to improve the quality of sleep of neurosis patients.

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