Tackling Sleep Disorders – Insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome
When you find it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep through the night, you may be suffering from insomnia. Short-term insomnia for a few days can be due to varied triggers that resolve quickly, but chronic insomnia becomes a cause for concern. It is of different types and can be attributed to various causes like stress, trauma, genes, sedentary lifestyle, smoking/drinking alcohol, aging or even medical conditions like chronic pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health disorders.
Even twitchiness or discomfort in the legs after going to bed – known as restless leg syndrome – can lead to insomnia. The ache, itch, burn, tugging or tingling sensation creates a strong urge to move the legs to relieve the uneasiness, and makes you sleepless most of the time.
Insomnia can not only leave you feeling moody, irritated and tired, but the constant sleep deprivation can also impact your concentration, reaction time, memory, work performance and quality of life. Left unchecked, it can lead to anxiety, depression, seizure, stroke and more.
The common practice for treating insomnia is to prescribe sleeping pills. But, as well know, the side effects are immense.
Ayurvedic Medicine for Insomnia
Ayurveda believes that good sleep is crucial for resting and restoring both the mind and body. A normally functioning kapha dosha promotes healthy sleep routines; but when the vata and pitta dosha build up impurities in the body and reduce the kapha, it can impair the sleep functions too.
An experienced Ayurvedic practitioner at Swaantana will carefully identify the specific imbalances that are the root cause of your insomnia and design a customized treatment plan to address the same. This will include your dosha, allergies, mental health, diet, lifestyle and more to reinstate balance across your health and well-being.
We offer sleeplessness treatment in Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine for restless leg syndrome along with Ayurvedic treatment for insomnia in adults. It includes certain herbal medicines along with therapies like:
Virechana – This involves inducing a controlled purgation to expel the excessive pitta dosha from the body. Special purgative medicine is administered based on the ailment and health condition which will flush out the accumulated toxins.
Thakradhara – Buttermilk is processed with medicinal herbs and poured over the forehead from a vessel. The cooling properties help in detoxification, stress relief and relax the body and mind.
Sirolepam – A medicated paste of herbal extracts is applied on the scalp and covered with banana or lotus leaves. This works to stabilise the nerves, relieves the tension and calms the mind so that you will be sleeping well once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
The natural healing therapies and formulations of Ayurveda are powered to treat insomnia in a natural manner.
Ayurvedic therapies like thakradhara, sirolepam and virechana can balance the doshas by removing the impurities, strengthening the metabolism and improving the natural healing mechanism of the body. This will slowly restore the natural sleep-wake cycle as well.
A combination of ayurvedic detoxification therapies, herbal concoctions, proper diet and lifestyle changes can re-establish balance throughout the body and lead to sound sleep once again.
Yoga and meditation can relax the mind and promote blissful sleep for the mandatory 6 to 8 hours.
Insomnia isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s a debilitating health disorder that can impact mental, emotional and physical health. Get it corrected the Swaantana way right away!