Generally, we can say night sleep is very important part of our body. After a lot of stress, hard work this is the best way of relaxation. When you begin to feel sleepy at night, it means that you have reached the limit that your body has, and you should sleep so that you do not over-exert yourself. Sleep is one of the most important things you need to do for your body because it is your body’s way of recharging its batteries. A lack of sleep may effect a person’s desire or ability to maintain a healthful life. Sleep helps the body repair, regenerate, recover and ready for another day.
Benefits of good sleep
•Better immune system
•Ability to manage stress
•Better decision making
•Have a healthy weight
What is insomnia?
Most of the people are suffering from insomnia. Have you heard about “what is insomnia?” Insomnia is the most common sleep problems in adult age and older. People with this condition have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia can last for days, months even years having trouble sleeping. Here are some symptoms.
- Take a long time to fall asleep
- Wakeup many times in the night
- Wakeup early and get back to sleep
- Wake up tired
- Feel very sleepy during the day
Harm of insomnia
Many harmful effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation consequences on your physical health? Regular poor sleep puts you a risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Sleep distribute major role in health and well-being and continued lack of sleep can damage your body such as:
- Memory issues
- Mood changes
- Weakened immunity
- Risk of diabetes
- Low sex drive
- Trouble with thinking and concentration
- Weight gain
- Immune system deficiency
- Decreased fertility
How Ayurveda beneficial for insomnia
In Ayurveda, insomnia is termed as “Anidra” or “Nidranasha”. The age-old ayurvedic scriptures stress on the significance of “Nidra”.6-8 hours countinuous sleep – a phase when the mind, sense organs are relaxed and cease temporarily to perform their respective functions. A good night’s sleep confers immense merits for well-being, such as sukkah (happiness), Pushti (Nourishment), Bala (strength), Vrishata, Gyaan (knowledge), Jeevita (life). Ayurveda understands sleep at one of three pillars of healthy sustenance of along with Aahra (food) and Brahmacharya (conscious relationships) and for joy. Ayurveda has two goals for insomnia. One is to help with the quality and quantity of sleep and second is to address the underlying cause and prevent long term health impacts due to it.
NOTE: Always consult an Ayurvedic doctor before taking any medicine.