Ayurvedic Treatment for Insomnia

Get Quality Sleep and Relax Your Mind with Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma

Ayurvedic Treatment for Insomnia

Get Quality Sleep and Relax Your Mind with Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma

Let’s Know about Insomnia

Hectic work life, office pressures, emotional complications are common dots that connect all of us. These problems do not come alone, they bring along several side-effects that add more difficulties in our daily lives. Insomnia is one of those side-effects that is currently plaguing lots and lots of adults and middle-aged people. Simply put, it is the lack of sleep that needs to be addressed with proper treatment. Ayurvedic treatment for insomnia is a widely accepted approach in this respect. It takes care of the problem holistically and naturally.

What Is Insomnia?

In medical terms, insomnia is a type of sleep disorder that can create difficulty staying asleep all night, waking up early, and not getting to sleep again. The patient may feel restless after waking up. According to a survey, Insomnia affects 30 to 50% of older people, 23% of teenagers, and 50% of pregnant women. Insomnia affects the patient's energy level, mood, health, and quality of life. Doctors categorize insomnia into two types. Acute Insomnia occurs from one night to a few weeks, and chronic Insomnia occurs from three nights per week to a few months. Primary Insomnia occurs alone and is not associated with other health conditions. On the other hand, secondary Insomnia occurs as a complication of other health disorders like asthma, depression, cancer, chronic pain, alcohol, and some medicines' side effects. If the condition continues for more than 15 days, one must seek insomnia treatment without delay.

Diagnosis And Ayurvedic Treatment For Insomnia

Diagnosis of Insomnia depends on the individual patient's situation. A detailed medical history, sleep patterns, physical examination, and blood test can help diagnose a patient with Insomnia. According to Ayurveda, the leading causes of Insomnia are unhealthy diet, weak digestion, physical or mental stress, irregular lifestyle, excess toxins in the body. Ayurveda refers to Insomnia as Anidra or Nidranash. The accumulated toxins in the body disturb Vaat and Pitta and reduce Kapha dosha. Ayurveda therapies like whole body massage (Abhyanga), Shirodhara, Shirovasti, Nasya, and herbal medicines like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Jatamansi are selected to improve the quality of sleep and mind relaxation in a patient with Insomnia. Ayurvedic treatment for Insomnia aims to improve the quality and quantity of sleep, find out the underlying cause, and remove it permanently.

Symptoms of Insomnia

Low Energy

The common symptoms of Insomnia include

  • Restlessness after sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Problem in concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Low motivation
  • Low energy
  • Tension
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in working, studying, and lack of coordination.

Causes of Insomnia

Common causes of Insomnia include

  • Irregular sleep habits
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Physical illness
  • Pain
  • Medication
  • Sleeping late-night
  • Excessive use of electronic devices
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Jet lag
  • Trauma
  • Obesity and menopause.

Risk Factors in Insomnia

Anyone can suffer from insomnia but it generally affects women more than men. People suffering from insomnia a higher risk of suffering from certain health problems. These include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain
  • Restlessness
  • Heart-related problems

Preventions for Insomnia

Learn to manage stress and work pressures in a positive way. Regular meditation and exercise help de-stressing our body and mind. It strengthens our body and mindset and keeps away anxiety, stress, and depression.

Diet & Lifestyle Changes

Practising 30 minutes of physical workout, relaxation therapies with yoga, and meditation, taking a healthy and light diet according to dosha and Prakriti helps get a good sleep.

Feet massage, head massage, and consuming one glass of warm milk at night help get a sound sleep. A patient with Insomnia must avoid tea, coffee, processed food, fried food, staple food, junk food, and refrigerated foodstuff.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Insomnia treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.