As living creatures, all we need is good food and happy long sleep!!

The condition of difficulty falling asleep or having an inadequate and poor quality of sleep is INSOMNIA. It is the world’s most common sleeping disorder. As per recent surveys and statistics, there are around 33% of UK adults diagnosed with Insomnia. Usually, the incidence of insomnia increases with increase in age.

What causes Insomnia :

  1. Internal factors

a) Chronic illness
b) sleep apnoea 
c) Under long-term medications
d) orthopaedic pains                         
e) frequent urge for urine during nights
f) stress, PTSD, anxiety, etc mental factors, etc.

  1. External factors

a) Improper lifestyle
b) substance abuse
c) Excessive traveling
d) the disturbing surrounding environment

Features and effects of Insomnia:

Time to fall asleep that takes more than 30 minutes, interrupted sleep which can be either short term or long term that leads to fatigue, lack of concentration, heaviness of the head, low appetite for the rest of the day, loss of libido, poor digestion levels, hair loss, poor psychological status, etc.

What Ayurveda speaks about insomnia:

Ayurveda mentioned sleep as one of three basic life-supporting pillars named ‘TRAYUPASTHAMBA ‘. As per classical texts of Ayurveda, insomnia is referred to as a condition called ‘ANIDRA OR NIDRANASHA ‘. It is one of the serious diseases caused by  Vata (air element). Usually, the tamo guna (calm and sluggish state of mind ), and Kapha dosha (a mucous component of the body), aid to get sound sleep. When vitiated  Vata dosha (air element) in turn vitiates the Tamo guna and Kapha dosha leads to disturbed sleep. Sometimes increased pitta dosha (heat component of the body) due to excess heat in the body can also cause Anidra.

How Ayurvedic treatment can give a solution to Insomnia :

Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic can give the best of it in dealing with insomnia through a variety of ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara (continuous pouring of warm oil to forehead), Nasya (herbal nasal drops instillation), Abhyanga (hot oil massage), Pada Abhyanga (foot massage) eventually reduce the stress hormone levels and increase the production of melatonin (sleep hormone). Herbs having medicinal values like Yastimadhu (licorice), Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri), and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are given internally by our skilled Ayurvedic practitioners. Perfect diet and lifestyle plans including the method to practice meditation and breathing exercises are guided by our experts.

To find out more about how Ayurveda can help with the above condition, visit Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic or call 0208 907 7902 to book an appointment with an expert Ayurvedic Practitioner.

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