Insomnia

Get Rid of Insomnia the Holistic Way with Ayurveda

Insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder when the person finds it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep as much as needed. Lack of sleep during the night, causes sleepiness during the day time. Along with this there is also lack of energy, fatigue, drowsiness, sulkiness or irritability. It also affects the focus negatively, which in turn results in poor quality of performance in your daily activities and work commitments. Nowadays insomnia is a major problem with many people due to factors related to modern lifestyles. Increased stress and other lifestyle choices along with food habits lead to lack of sleep at night.

Ayurveda and Insomnia

Ayurveda is a holistic system of treatment which considers all the factors causing this problem and treating the root cause of it. As you may know Ayurveda believes that the body and its functions are governed by three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Among these the kaphadosha when increased causes a person to sleep. On the other hand increase in pitta and vata when increased become an insomnia cause. The vata or pitta can be aggravated due to many reasons like irregular sleeping habits or heavy exercise immediately before sleeping.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Insomnia

Ayurvedic remedies for insomnia include a healthy lifestyle, proper sleep regimen and good food habits. At the same time, there are some herbal remedies which can help you to sleep well. Do bear in mind however that you should consume any of these herbal medicines only under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic doctor.
  • Milk is a great supporter of sleep and a glass of milk with a pinch of nutmeg powder just before bedtime will help you sleep well. If it is possible you should add a pinch of nutmeg, crushed almonds, a pinch of cardamom and some honey to the milk to make it a health potion to make it a health potion.
  • Ashwagandha is a very powerful medicine and has been used in Ayurvedic system of medicine to treat various ailments. Ashwagandha is not only good for insomnia, but also anxiety, stress and exhaustion.
  • Brahmi is known for enhancing the health of the brain. Add one teaspoon each of brahmi and ashwagandha powder to two glassed of water and boil this mixture till it reduces to half. Drink this decoction at least once during the day.
There are a few other herbal medicines to treat insomnia but as mentioned above you should take any Ayurvedic medicine only with the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic doctor. Do not try to self-medicate because although these medicines are not harmful, but it is necessary to know your dosha type and other factors before the doctor prescribes the right medicine for you.

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