alm ayush insomnia – ayurveda treatment

“Morning: tired
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 Irritability
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.
✓Sadya virechana.
✓Abhyanga- specially foot and head.
✓Siro dhara with milk/water/medicated thaila
✓Siro pichu.
✓Takradhara etc.

Along with this it is important to have oral medications also. Practicing Yoga and Pranayama will help in relieving the symptoms too.

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