Treating Sleep Disorders

Treating Sleep Disorders? – Seek Help from Ayurveda

By Shankar.

Sleep is very important for every human being. The inability to sleep is commonly known as sleep disorders. Some people suffer from sleep disturbances for a short period which can last between one night and one to two weeks while some people suffer from acute sleep disorders that can last between one and six months. There are some people who suffer from chronic sleep disorders for indefinite days. The medical term for such sleep disorders is called insomnia.

According to Ayurveda, sleep disorder is caused due to imbalance of Vata dosha. This can happen with fear, stress, anxiety, tension, restlessness, strain, going to bed on empty stomach, eating large meals before going to bed, intake of certain drugs, excess intake of caffeine, and illness. These reasons can affect the nervous system and lead you to suffer from sleep disorders.

There are several drugs to induce sleep. However, the use of such drugs can cause certain other health disorders, if taken for long period. Ayurveda recommends natural remedies to treat your sleep disorders. The benefits of Ayurveda are that it cures and prevents all the ailments and also treats sleep disorders without any harmful side effects.

Chamomile: This herb has a calming and relaxing effect that promotes undisturbed sleep for a long period. Before you go to bed, drink chamomile tea that will put you to sleep quickly. You can also use dried chamomile flowers by filling it in your pillow case. Use this pillow to have a good night sleep.

Lavender oil: Lavender can be used in any form to have a good undisturbed sleep. This herb is safe to use for long term. It is a good medicine for the people who suffer from chronic sleep disorders. Like chamomile, dried lavender flowers can be filled in pillow case and use it as your pillow. You can also spread a few drops of lavender oil on your bed and pillows to have a good sleep.

Sandalwood: It helps in treating stress and depression. It has a cooling and sedative effect that promotes sleep very effectively. It is also beneficial in treating mucus discharge.

Valerian: It is one of the most effective medicines in Ayurveda for treating insomnia. If you are not able to sleep due to emotional imbalance, this herb helps in reducing the mental stress and promotes sleep.

Ashwagandha: This herb is widely used in Ayurveda for the treatment of nervous system. It relaxes and calms the mind which is very essential to have an undisturbed sleep. It is used as sedative to promote sleep.

Other natural herbs that help in promoting sleep are Brahmi, Jatamansi, Bhringaraja, and Sankhapushpi. You will very soon understand the benefits of Ayurveda by using these natural herbs to get rid of your sleep disorder problems as well as many other health problems.

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Benefits of Ayurveda

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Benefits of Ayurveda

By Twinty Karat.

To learn about the benefits of Ayurveda one needs to look back to India, long ago in ancient times, where a holistic system of medicine was put in use. Its origins are said to be divine.

It’s a holistic science that is blessed from God. Ayurveda understands health in terms of a model related to the human body. Each of us has a mixture of each of the three energetic forces, or doshas as they are called.

Ayurveda’s Aim is a Lifestyle contributing to Good health and Less Illness

india amber palace elephantThe word Ayurveda is the conjunction of two Sanskrit words, “ayur” meaning life and “veda” meaning knowledge. Together it means the knowledge of life. In Ayurveda the process of life or ayur is considered a combined state of the body, the senses, your psyche and soul.

Ayurveda’s aim is to provide guidance using specially designed treatments, certain foods and herbs, and a lifestyle that contributes to good health and less illness. It also prescribes various remedies to help heal sicknesses and diseases.

Among the many benefits of Ayurveda is a goal of a long healthy life.

More Benefits of Ayurveda:

  • -gives a healthy, disease free life
  • – does not have side effects
  • – Removes tension, worry, and stress
  • – helps relax your mind
  • – provides knowledge about healthful living
  • – offers dietary advice and recommended foods
  • – offers guidance and remedies for diseases and sickness
  • – keeps one in good health, if followed

Ayurveda dates back some 5,000-10,000 years, estimated by many. It’s not known exactly when it started but it is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the world.

According to many scholars knowledge of Ayurveda spread out from India and influenced the ancient medical systems in China, Greece and other places.

Ayurveda went through a period of decline in India when Western medical education became dominant during the era of British rule. Then it began its recent renewal in the West where Ayurveda rose from second-class status, used mostly by traditional spiritual practitioners and the poor of India.

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Once India gained independence from the British in 1947, Ayurveda was recognized as an official form of medicine.

Ayurveda, along with allopathic, homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga therapy, and others were all recognized as an official form of medicine. Now Ayurveda has spread throughout the world. Some say it is ‘Ayurveda revisited’.

Ayurveda gives us a great model to examine each individual. Using Ayurveda’s unique makeup of three doshas that each of us has, to design treatment methods that specifically address a person’s health challenges.

This is unlike traditional medicine that often uses man-made drugs to fight a disease or sickness that has already overtaken the person. The West is in the beginning stages of understanding the benefits of Ayurveda.

As more familiarity occurs, we will hear much more about this ancient system of healthy living.

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