Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Better Sleep

Singaporeans are amongst the world’s worst sleepers. According to a study conducted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived of the 43 cities studied. Yet, sleep plays a vital role in good health throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times will help with healthy brain function and emotional well-being, physical health and general performance.
In fact, the awareness of the importance of sleep goes back thousands of years ago. Many cultures have studied sleep and what can potentially enhance the quality of sleep. In Kerala, India, the ancient practice of Ayurveda has been shown to be able to lend a helping hand when it comes to restoring the quality of your sleep. We have put together some Ayurvedic home remedies from CGH Earth Wellness that help combat certain sleep disorders.

Insomnia from the Lack of Proper Nutrition

Tarpak Kapha is a sub-dosha of Kapha (water). It nourishes the brain cells and facilitates a good night’s sleep. Imbalance of this dosha causes poor nourishment of brain cells, leading to insomnia. This happens to those who are deprived by circumstances and few due to food faddism.

What you can do:
● Take carbohydrate- and fat-rich foods at night before 8:00 PM
● Drink fat-rich milk with nutmeg and jaggery or sugar before bedtime.

Insomnia in Workaholics

Sadhak Pitta is a sub-dosha of Pitta (fire) and is located in the heart. It controls one’s emotions, desires, decisiveness, and spirituality. An imbalance in Sadhak Pitta makes a person demanding and a workaholic, thereby leading to situations that may cause a lack of sleep.

What you can do:
● Drink ash gourd or sugar cane juice after dinner.
● Take 5 soaked almonds at bedtime.
● Drink 100 ml of lukewarm almond milk at bedtime

Insomnia from Anxiety and Stress

Prana Vata is a sub-dosha of Vata (air). It is linked to insomnia, anxiety, and conditions such as depression. As Prana Vata makes the nervous system sensitive, a sensitive nervous system coupled with an aggravated Prana Vata leads to insomnia.

What you can do:
● Wash your legs with warm water and massage your feet with butter.
● Make a paste of milk and butter and apply that paste over your bregma (crown of the head) and feet.
● Use CBD oil. For those ѕuffеrіng from іnѕоmnіа, еxtrасtеd саnnаbіѕ оіl іѕ nоw іnсrеаѕіnglу bесоmіng рорulаr аll оvеr thе wоrld. Thе main соmроnеnt, CBD, is аlѕо rеѕроnѕіblе fоr trеаtіng раtіеntѕ wіth аnxіеtу, PTSD, аnd other ѕtrеѕѕ-rеlаtеd dіѕоrdеr thаt соntrіbutеѕ tо lасk оf ѕlеер.

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