Ayurvedic Care for Insomnia Disorder
Happiness, misery, nourishment, emaciation, strength
Weakness, virility, sterility, knowledge, ignorance, life & death
all these depend on the ADEQUATE SLEEP.
Natural therapy for Insomnia
Our ancestors have described sleep (Nidra) as a central pillar for good health. However, the faulty lifestyle patterns have cursed the mankind with insomnia. In the ancient texts, this psychophysiological problem is mentioned as Anidra/Nidranasha. It is well studied that natural passivism (Tamoguna) of mind induces sleep. But overthinking, depression, anger, faulty lifestyle habits interfere with natural circadian rhythm which is the actual root cause for insomnia. These causes increase frenetic energy (Raajasik Guna) which opposes natural passivism and thus alters cognitive system, cortisol levels, & decreases melatonin secretion that causes disturbed sleep patterns.
Natural solutions for Insomnia
Natural therapy of 5000 years old medical science of Ayurveda describes rejuvenating herbs (Medyha Rasayana) which have a remarkable positive effect on the nervous system. Their photochemistry can naturally regulate the sleep patterns. These herbs have powerful ingredients that can naturally relieve stress and induce a natural sleeping cycle. Their ingredients also regulate the cortisol secretion and support the normal circadian pattern as per ongoing season. These natural remedies for insomnia in children, women, and the elderly are also effective in eliminating irritability, anxiety, restlessness, & fatigue. Additionally, the natural sleep problems solutions also focus on proper dietary habits, & Yoga, Pranayama to speed up the insomnia therapeutics.
Cephala Go “Excellent stress reliever and promotes blissful sleep”
- Helpful in combating depression.
- Stops acute headache & relieves stress.
- Supports the healthy nervous system.
Diet for insomnia
- Include fresh fruits (apple, papaya, & pomegranates) and vegetables (spinach, beans), whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products (milk, low-fat yogurt, & cheese) in the diet.
- Nuts and seeds (flax, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, cashews, peanuts, almonds, & walnuts) are good for health.
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, & Goji berries), fried foods, carbonated and caffeinated beverages.
- Avoid aged, fermented and cultured foods (salami, cheese, sauerkraut, red wine, etc.), sugar, flour, and other refined carbohydrates.
Yoga Asana /Pranayama / Exercises for Insomnia
Shishuasana (Child pose), Hastpadasana (Standing forward bend), Shavasana (Corpse Pose)-
These poses stretch the back muscles, make the spine supple, relax the mind, and invigorate the nervous system by increasing blood supply to the various vital organs of the body.
Anulom velom (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Bharamri (Humming Bee Breath), Chandra Bhedana Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing) –
These Pranayamas stimulate the nervous system and increase the blood circulation which flushes out toxins from the body. They calm the mind and provide relief from insomnia naturally.
Stretching Exercises – Various stretching exercises for neck muscles, calf muscles, and back muscles release muscle tension and increase blood flow in the body.