Insomnia :- Side-effect Free Treatment in the Ayurveda

Side effect free treatment of Insomnia

As we all know that Insomnia is a sleeping disorder and can be a big problem. Right now, around 25% of the world’s young population is suffering from Insomnia. People around 21-60 Years of age are facing insomnia. Individuals face problems with falling asleep and remaining in a rested phase through the night. It can present itself either as a short-term i.e. acute, or a long-term i.e. chronic condition. 

Allopathic medicines are available for this disease but they have side effects which are even severe in many cases. However, ayurveda provides a good, healthy and side effect free way to treat insomnia. 

Let’s see what Ayurveda says about Insomnia ?

Insomnia in Ayurveda is called “anidra” which is a hindi word meaning sleepless. According to Ayurveda, Insomnia is caused by the imbalance of the three specific doshas in the body.

Tarpaka Kapha :- It is an auxiliary dosha of Kapha and its job is to nourish the cells of the brain, resulting in a restful night’s sleep. When this dosha is not in balance the brain cells go unnourished, causing insomnia.

Pran Vayu :- It is a vata dosha that creates a sensitive nervous system and with an aggravated Prav Vayu it will cause insomnia. It is also linked to depression, anxiety and worrying. 

Sadhaka Pitta :- It refers to a crucial Pitta dosha found in the heart. It controls all of our emotions, spirituality, decisiveness and desires. Any imbalance creates problems with resting functions in the body, leading to insomnia.

Treatment of Insomnia in Ayurveda

These 5 remedies will ensure your undisturbed sleep.

Oil Massage

Head Massage

Known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda, this method might be the simplest way of having a good night’s sleep. Applying oils like Bhringaraj and pressing down on the scalp in gentle, circular motions remarkably soothes the mind. This, in turn, boosts blood circulation to the central nervous system and helps overcome sleeplessness. 

This method is highly recommended by the Ayurvedacharyas too. So use it and have an Insomnia free life. 

Grapes in Insomnia

Grapes in Insomnia

Grapes can provide a good night sleep so put a reminder for yourself to eat a small bowl of fresh grapes before going to bed. It will assist in rectifying insomnia. Many people don’t know the benefits of grapes.

They are a treasure trove of beneficial nutrients, like resveratrol, carotenoid, quercetin antioxidants and a powerful compound called melatonin. These eliminate harmful free radicals from the system and relieve insomnia, by fostering a healthy deep sleep cycle and resting patterns.

Body Massage

Body Massage in Insomnia

You had a hectic day and are full of stress and feeling pain throughout your body. Nothing can beat a body massage if you want to forget your stress during the day. This reviving procedure involves a harmonizing full body massage, using soft materials like silk and fluffy brushes.

It also includes aromatic essential oils such as almond, rose, jasmine, lavender and sandalwood. Also comprising a pacifying steam bath, it offers noteworthy aphrodisiac characteristics, vastly improving the quality of sleep.

Sugarcane juice

Sugar cane juice in Insomnia

Want a sweet and refreshing solution to Insomnia you can have a glass of Sugarcane juice. There is nothing more refreshing than a sugarcane juice in summer. Madhura Rasa (Sweet Juice) is a magical tonic for the often incessant problem of insomnia. The juice extracts from sugarcane are rich in tryptophan, which forms serotonin . Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter that lowers cortisol levels, stress as well as regulates mood, memory and sleep, hence ensuring uninterrupted rest at night. 


Herbs in Insomnia

Ayurveda has some herbs for your help too. These herbal medications will not only treat insomnia but also rejuvenate the brain power and intellect. Several flowering plants, such as Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Yashtimadhu, Brahmi, Mandukaparni fall in this category, which when consumed prior to bedtime, provide valuable neuroprotective properties, in addition to enhancing memory, cognition, preventing neurodegenerative conditions and restoring normal sleep.