Ayurveda and its roots go back to thousands of years back where treatment was done not only to cure the ailment but also to treat it right from its beginning. And we know it is still effective to date. No matter how forward the human civilization has come, we must never forget the knowledge and skills that our ancestors had. Ayurveda remedies are one such gift from our forefathers to us.
We have evolved since the birth of Ayurveda and so has diseases and ailments. With imbalance in Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha, there are huge imbalances in the body which creates health issues. Consumption of junk food, binge-watching, stress are all new age problems and yet there are Ayurveda remedies to help you out.
Sleep is so central to health in Ayurveda that the word for “natural sleep” at night is Bhutadhatri, a Sanskrit word deriving from the root words Bhuta (your physical body) and Dhatri (mother). Sleep nourishes your body like a mother nurtures her baby.
Here are three easy ways you can join the sleep revolution, too:
  • To make spiced milk, simply warm up whole milk (you can dilute it with water or use goat milk if you can’t digest cow’s milk) on the stove. You can add sugar and spices like turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron. Adding nutmeg will also make a world of difference in helping you sleep soundly.
  • Have 1 teaspoon of licorice root powder with a glass of milk on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Boil 3 grams of fresh mint leaves or 1.5 grams of dried powder of mint leaves in 1 cup of water for 15-20 minutes. Take lukewarm with 1 teaspoon of honey at bedtime.
  • Add ½ tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of honey with 1 cup of warm milk. Drink before going to bed.
  • Massage your feet with lukewarm mustard oil 2-3 times a day and before going to bed.
  • Take 1 teaspoon each of Brahmi and ashwagandha powder in 2 cups of water, boil and reduce it to one cup and drink it daily in the morning to reduce headache.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cumin on a sliced banana. Eat at night regularly.
There can be numerous causes on what effects sleep. Besides being a night owl, an improper diet and lifestyle cause aggravation of Vata (Ayurvedic humour representing Air) that travels through the channels of the head causing sleeplessness. Vata is aggravated by increased intake of tea and coffee, especially, before going to bed; long gaps between meals; and intake of cold and dry food, cabbage, lettuce, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, rice, and smoked foods. Suppressed emotions, disturbed sleeping patterns, worries, anger, overwork, overexcitement, and ill health may be other responsible factors.
The symptoms include:
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Day time irritability
  • Day time fatigue and sleepiness
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
In Ayurveda, Insomnia is known as Anidra. According to the Ayurvedic perspective, the doshas (Ayurvedic humours) responsible for this disease are Tarpak Kapha, Sadhak Pitta or Prana Vata.
For a Pitta-Related Sleep Imbalance, do these Before Bed:
  1. Take Deep Rest. This herbal formula is made especially for this particular problem of waking up in the early morning hours and being unable to fall back asleep.
  2. Keep your bedroom cool while sleeping. Crack the window slightly, or turn down the heat a few degrees. Research shows that people sleep deeper in a slightly cool environment. If the bedroom is too hot and stuffy, it increases the likelihood of night awakening.
  3. Use Cooling Pitta Aroma Oil when you go to bed. This therapeutic oil is designed to pacify Pitta
For a Kapha-Related Sleep Imbalance, do these Before Bed:
  1. Rise before 6:00 a.m. Sleeping past dawn, into the Kapha time of the morning (6:00-10:00 a.m.) causes ama(toxins) to accumulate in the shrotas and creates a dull, tired feeling when you awaken.
  2. Gradually decrease coffee consumption. Instead, drink Organic Kapha Tea or green tea. Organic Kapha Tea will reinforce the body’s efforts to remove ama, and invigorate the whole system.
  3. Eat a Kapha-pacifying diet. This includes avoiding desserts, especially heavy, cold sweets such as ice cream.
  4. Follow Kapha-pacifying lifestyle tips. Vigorous exercise is essential for balancing Kapha. The best time to exercise is during the Kapha time of the morning (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.).
  5. Breathe deeply and easily while exercising and throughout the day.
Few Ayurveda therapies which will help in curing insomnia:
In each patient, different combinations of doshas can lead to the disease. The Ayurvedic treatment of Insomnia focuses on balancing the aggravated body energies through herbal medicines as well as customized diet and lifestyle plans. Besides that, relaxation of mind is also an important part of the treatment.
Chithrakoota Kundapura helps every patient to customize their treatment according to their illness and body type. The experts of Ayurveda remedies is their speciality. Chithrakoota Udupi is known to be the best place to go for an Ayurveda retreat and also experience a blissful stay while you get cured with special Chithrakoota Ayurveda Remedies.

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