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insomnia

In our 24/7 society, far too many people see sleep as a luxury rather than a necessity! According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30% to 40% of adults say they have occasional insomnia, and 10% to 15% people say they have trouble sleeping all the time.

There could be various reasons of insomnia like:

  • An acute or chronic illness
  • Overwork
  • Intense worries
  • Constipation
  • Improper digestion
  • Irregular eating habits

In Ayurveda insomnia is known by the name of ‘anidra’.  It suggests that insomnia can be alleviated by balancing aggravated body energies. The route it follows? By following a customized diet, suitable lifestyle choices and taking medicines recommended by an Ayurvedic doctor. Besides that, relaxation of the mind is also an important part of the treatment.

7 Remedies for insomnia

Sip warm milk before bed

Milk stimulates the production of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone.

Have this concoction

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.

Relax with yoga and meditation

Yoga, breathing exercises and meditation are excellent ways to relax the mind and allow it to sleep. Know how meditation can help deal with insomnia.

Reduce screen time

Shut all screens two hours before you go to bed. The blue light emanating from screens affects the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.

Cut caffeine

If you are suffering from extreme insomnia, stop consumption of all caffeine drinks, coffee, tea and aerated drinks. If you are suffering from mild insomnia, then do not drink them after dusk.

Tap the power of Ayurvedic therapies

Ayurvedic therapies like Shirodhara help relax the mind and quell disorders like insomnia. Consult an Ayurvedic doctor to know which therapies are best suited for your system.

Move that body

Practice a sport or workout for at least 30 minutes daily to tire your body and channelize the energy. Know how yoga can help you deal with insomnia.

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