Sleep disorders are conditions that damage one’s sleep and prevent from getting restful sleep which can lead to daytime sleepiness and other symptoms.There are multiple sleeping disorders like Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, etc., however, the most common sleeping disorder is Insomnia.

Insomnia is caused by a medical condition, improper sleep habits, specific substances, and/or certain biological factors. It can also be caused by depression. Psychological struggles can make it hard to sleep, and can bring about changes in mood, and shifts in hormones and physiology can lead to both psychiatric issues and sleeplessness at the same time.It is now becoming a growing concern in teens and young adults across India.

Insomnia varies from person to person. Different people need different amounts of sleep and insomnia is better defined by the quality of sleep, how one feels after sleepingand not looking at the number of hours or how quickly you tend to fall asleep. Even after spending eight hours a night in bed, if a person feels drowsy and fatigued during the day, they may be experiencing insomnia.

Ayurvedic Remedies

Insomnia can be treated by using these Ayurvedic herbs suggested by Dr. Smita Naram, Co-Founder, Ayushakti.

Shankhapushpi

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Shankhapushpi is an ancient herb that reduces insomnia by clearing the nerve cells of toxins and opening capillaries for better blood circulation. It prevents tiredness and gives rest to the brain

Brahmi

brahmi ayurvedic sleep disorder

Brahmi benefits in mental exhaustion. It is a brain tonic which revives the brain and brain cells. It provides energy and permanence. For ages, it has been used as a drug to medicate patients

Vacha

vacha ayurvedic sleep disorder

Vacha is a mind-calming herb which is a remedy for tension and insomnia. It serves as a coolant that relaxes the nerves thereby inducing sleep. Vacha takes away tensions, emotional stress, and depressions. It is a nerve tonic for the mind and body.

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Home Remedies

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  • One can also follow the below mentioned home remedies suggested by Dr. Smita Naram.
  • Have a glass of hot milk before going to bed. You should have it on regular basis in order to see some results. 
  • Mixing licorice root powder and cold milk together and drinking it every morning on an empty stomach can help.
  • Boil around 3 grams of fresh mint leaves or around 1.5 grams of dried powder of mint leaves in one glass of water for 20 minutes and drink it.
  • Mix one teaspoon of Brahmi and ashwagandha powder in two glasses of water. Boil this and then reduce it to one glass. Now, drink it to see some results.
  • Sprinkle one teaspoon of cumin on a sliced banana. Eat it regularly before bed as it is good for the digestive system and can cure insomnia.
  • Also, dabbing some lavender oil onto one’s temples and forehead or putting a drop of jasmine oil on each wrist before hitting the pillow can help you sleep faster. 
  • A warm bath with essential oils also gets you that peaceful sleep you have been wanting.

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One should not take insomnia lightly as it can have long term effects and can also become fatal. Thus, you need to take care of it immediately before there are any serious ill effects.

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