Management Of Nidranasha (Insomnia) Through Ayurveda: A Review

Authors

  • Dr. Poonam Sharma PG Scholar, PG Department of Agad Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Prof. Anita Sharma Professor & H.O.D, PG Department of Agad Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2020.31016

Keywords:

Asleep, Dosha, Insomnia, Nidranasha, Sedatives

Abstract

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder in present’s era as it make hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or cause to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Insomnia causes many problems in day to day life such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty in concentrating and irritability. As there is no permanent cure of insomnia in modern science because they use only Hypnotics and sedatives as its treatment but there are chances that the patient may get addicted to these particular drugs. In Ayurveda difficulty to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both are considered under heading of Nidranasha. According to Charaka, sukha, dukh, pusti, karshya, bala, abala, vrishtha, kleebta, gyanm, agynam jivan and maran all these factors depends on proper and improper nidra. In Nidranasha the main doshas which are involved are vata and pitta prakopa. So treatment of Nidranasha is mainly Vata-Pitta Shamak chikitsa. In Ayurveda there are a variety of treatments for insomnia. An attempt has been made in order to compile different types of treatment protocols for insomnia according to different acharayas.

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Published

2020-10-14

How to Cite

Sharma, D. P., & Sharma, P. A. (2020). Management Of Nidranasha (Insomnia) Through Ayurveda: A Review. International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 3(10), 156-167. https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2020.31016