Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping disorders refer to the inability of a human being to have unbroken nights sleep. Sleep is the time when the body is able to repair and heal itself. The average nights rest is said to be between 7 ½ and 8 hours per night; however, the number of hours of sleep varies from person to person with Kapha constitution people needing the most sleep - about eight or nine hours. Pitas are next with a need of seven to eight hours. Vatas can manage with six to seven hours of sleep Your requirements of sleep also depends on what stage of life are you in. Babies and children sleep more whereas elderly people rarely enjoy a sound, unbroken sleep of more than four or five hours.

Sleep disorders in ayurveda are a result of the loss of harmony in the functioning of our human system and results in laziness, tiredness, inertia, dizziness, feeling of heaviness, body ache, high temperature, cough etc. Ayurveda considers vitiated vata to be the primary reason for sleep disorders. The vitiation of vata dosha is a result of anxiety, worry, fear, and restlessness, stress, excessive exercise, eating too- light a diet, fasting and staying up late etc.

Ayurvedic therapies & programmes for sleep disorders bring the mind back to a relaxed state. Therapies done for mind relaxation include siro pichu, thalam, siro vasti, siro dhara etc. Intake of internal medicines is also needed including yoga and meditation. Rubbing oil on the scalp and soles of the feet and drinking a cup of warm milk before going to bed are effective remedies for sleep disorders in ayurveda

Rejuvenate Your Stressful Life With Ayurveda

Stress and Tension are our normal physiological responses to events that confront us in our every day life. These emanate from a variety of sources: accidents, financial troubles, problems on the job / family etc

Ayurveda is highly effective in the treatment of tension and stress and the ayurvedic therapies and treatments for tension and stress are proven and time tested. These ayurvedic therapies bring the mind back to a relaxed state. Rejuvenation massage and rejuvenation therapies like Dhara, Njavarakizhi, Thalam, herbal steam bath and mudpacks have all been found to be effective in the treatment of tension and stress. Ayurvedic treatments also include Yoga and meditation as a treatment method for stress and tension as Yoga practices help to regulate the breath and relax the body by gently releasing tension from the large muscle groups, flushing all parts of the body and brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and other nutrients, and endowing one with a feelings of well-being.

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