by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 22, 2023
Sleep is the part of natural physiology of body which allows mind and the body to have some rest and reset. It is very important for the physiological and cognitive functioning. A disturbed pattern of sleep is referred to as Insomnia. It is a common sleep disorder which makes it difficult for the patient to have a proper sleep and it is hard for him to fall asleep and then stay asleep throughout the night. Hence, the next morning patient's energy levels are low and the patient is tired. It also affects mood, work performance, health and lifestyle.
Insomnia can affect a person for short duration i.e., it can be acute or can be chronic which means affecting the patient up to three nights a week for more than three months. This results in low energy, irritability, low concentration and tiredness throughout the day. People in old age are more prone to insomnia. Also, people with serious diseases such as heart patients and cancer patients are at a higher risk of insomnia.
People above the age of 65 are usually more affected by insomnia and the females when compared to males are more affected by insomnia. Around 10% to 15% of adult population suffers from insomnia.
- Stressful life
- Environmental factors like excessive noise, light or extreme temperatures.
- Heart problems
- Too much intake of alcohol
- Physical injuries
- Hormonal disturbance in females
- Disturbed lifestyle such as eating too late or heavy in the night
- Medications –glucosamine, ace inhibitors, ssri antidepressants, beta-blockers, statins, etc.
- Other factors – parasites, genetic conditions, pregnancy, overactive mind, etc.
- Intake of caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol in excess
Insomnia symptoms may include:
- In between waking up during the night
- Hard to fall asleep at night
- Waking up too early
- The feeling of laziness after a night's sleep
- Sleepiness or Daytime tiredness
- Irritability, anxiety or depression
- Difficulty in focusing on tasks or paying attention or remembering
- Increased accidents
- Ongoing worries about sleep
- Severe headache
- Gastro-intestinal distress
- Fatigue or low energy
- Behavior problems, such as feeling impulsive or aggressive.
- Primary insomnia – In this, the person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problems.
- Secondary insomnia–In this, the person is having sleep problems because of health conditions like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn.
- Acute insomnia – It is a very common type and lasts for a few days or weeks. It may be due to stress or life events and most people recover naturally.
- Chronic insomnia – It lasts for a month or more and is likely to cause problems like fatigue, concentration or mood changes.
CONSEQUENCES OF INSOMNIA:
- Decreased libido
- Impaired cognitive ability
- Impairs judgment
- Obesity and gain in weight
- Increase in depression
- Age above 60 years
- Disorders affecting mental capacity
- Shift changes
- Night shifts on regular basis
- Long distance travel
WHAT IS AN AYURVEDIC VIEW ON INSOMNIA?
According to Ayurveda loss of sleep is called Nidranasha or Anidra. In nidranash there is difficulty in maintaining a sound sleep and the person has disturbed sleep leading to waking up with a feeling of tiredness and exhaustion.
The disease is a result of Tarpak kapha, Sadhak pitta and/ or Prana vata vitiation. So, the treatment of insomnia focuses on their treatment.
Instead of using allopathic medicines you should use natural treatment which is very beneficial to treat the condition of insomnia. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provided you the best Ayurvedic remedies that help you to get rid of insomnia known as “Insomnia Go Kit’’
1. Brain relaxant churna
It is a herbal and purely ayurvedic formulation. It is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from herbs that show the calming effect on the brain and gives you relaxation. It contains various herbs like Amla, Sonth, Pippali, Marich, Haldi, Bala, Suddha Gandhak, Lauh bhasma, etc. that are Stressbuster and provide you relief from anxiety. Herbs present in CAC Brain relaxant churna show antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Calm Sleep tablet
CAC calm sleep tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stressful conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to calm minds and make your body relax and light.
In Ayurveda when there is an imbalance of three energies i.e. vata, pitta and Kapha, it leads to disease. Vata has a sub dosha named prana doshas which regulates the sensory perception, brain, and mind. calm sleep tablets is effective in depression, anxiety, insomnia, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and hypertension.
DOSAGE: 1-2 tablets a day after meal
3. Mann Mitra tablet
CAC Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and helps to balance all the three doshas of body i.e Vata, pitta, Kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It helps make the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar, etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It works as an antioxidant, antidepressant, immune booster, anti-epileptic and as a neuroprotective drug.
DOSAGE: 2 tablets a day after meal