One can have either no sleep or have disturbed sleep. Remember, sound, peaceful and uninterrupted sleep serves as a tonic for body and mind. Day is meant for work and night for sleep, hence one must enjoy sound sleep for 6 hours. Relaxation is no substitute for night's sleep.
Causes & Symptoms
Disturbance of any sort, mental upset, indigestion, pain, fever, restlessness, noise, late night awakening, tiring and exhausting work, acute headache, bruised feeling all over the body, sore feeling, nagging, weather changes (sudden), over or indaequate covering of the body, extreme heat or intense cold, humidity, sweating, coughing (persistent), etc are some of the factors/ situations that disturb sleep pattern.
The affected person experience constipation, headache, dyspepsia, tiredness, disinclination to work/labour, agitation etc. Absence of sleep is merely a symptom which has some cause behind it. In some cases when sleep is made subservient to and dependant upon some habit (say alcohol intake sleeping tablets, tea, coffea at bed time), the concerned person cannot have sleep unless he has his favourite drink at night.
First of all, locate the cause, and remove the same. Quite often change of place, surroundings, food habits, work pattern or hours, deviations and distractions or else involvement in fruitful and gainful work can/may induce sleep. It may be noted that resort to medicines should be the last option, when all other remedial steps have proved ineffective.
Ayurvedic theory believes Vata, Pitta and Cough either all the three, two of them or only one as the causative behind insomnia, hence it should be found out as to what factor has caused the malady.
Following medicines may be tried, irrespective of any cause viz.
One can try anyone of the said prescriptions as per suitability and individual requirement.
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