Afternoon: dying for a rest
Night: can’t sleep”.
Is this your daily life??? Wondering what’s wrong with you??
Well you may be suffering from INSOMNIA!!!!
Insomnia is characterized by difficulty in falling and/or staying asleep.
-> Primary – Patient cannot fall asleep generally. There is no underlying health issue or diseases.
->Secondary – There is an underlying health concern/disease, substance abuse (alcohol/smoking/drugs), or mental health issue.
->Acute – Sudden onset
->Chronic – Long standing.
X Sleeping during day
X General tiredness
X Problems in concentration and memory
Ayurveda takes sleep/ nidra very seriously. It regards sleep as one of the 3 basic needs of human sustenance.
Insomnia is regarded as Anidra in Ayurveda. Ayurveda accepts the social, physical and mental aspects of an individual and treat him accordingly, and not just a single symptom.
Treatments can include-
✓Nidana parivarjana(removing the root cause, i.e; any underlying disease or such factors.
✓Abhyanga- specially foot and head.
✓Siro dhara with milk/water/medicated thaila
Along with this it is important to have oral medications also. Practicing Yoga and Pranayama will help in relieving the symptoms too.