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Sleeplessness: (Insomnia): Causes | Symptoms | Naturopathy treatment for Insomnia

The first question what is insomnia? Insomnia means not being able to sleep, that is, complete lack of sleep. Due to insomnia, a person is deprived of mental rest, as a result of which his routine gets affected. When insomnia becomes a habit, it becomes a serious health problem. The amount of sleep required varies from person to person. For example, 18 to 20 hours of sleep is considered best for a small child. But as age increases, it decreases and for an adult, 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day is sufficient. If the sleep is deep then even 4 to 5 hours are sufficient. Sleep is an essential element for the rest of the body, and a necessary condition for the again recovery of energy. Sleep gives us relief from stress. But if there is no sleep, it gives rise to many problems. There can be many reasons for this disease.

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What causes insomnia:

Poisoning of blood due to diseases like constipation, Doing more brain work, Eating more food before going to sleep, Little or no physical exertion, Get ill, Sleeping in a new location, Lack of proper arrangement of light and pure air in the room, Sleeping of many men in the same room, Cots and beds etc. being dirty and full of bedbugs, Consumption of tea-coffee, Sleeping with your mouth covered, Physical and mental stimulation, Noisy environment, Worrying more, Full of excitement and self indulgence etc. causes insomnia.

Domestic worries are the usual cause. Over-excitement, ill-health, or depression may also be the causes.

Sometimes withdrawal of sleeping tablets also leads to this problem. Even if one consumes stimulants such as caffeine late in the evening, he may be susceptible to this problem.

Symptoms of Insomnia:

1. Sleeplessness

2. Restlessness

3. Headache

4. Heaviness in the head

5. Pain in the eyes

6. Different types of thoughts come

7. Not getting interested in any work

Not everybody however requires the same amount of sleep. On an average 8 hours sleep is ideal, but some persons need more and others far less.

How to cure insomnia?

Tips for treatment of Insomnia:

How should people combat insomnia? First of all, try your best to remove the causes that cause insomnia.

1. Reading a book written on a difficult subject before going to sleep helps one to fall asleep quickly.

2. Reducing the amount of salt in the food also makes it easier to fall asleep.

3. Free the mind from all kinds of worries before sleeping.

4. Make it a rule to sleep at the right time every day.

5. One should eat pure and natural food which purifies the blood.

6. Tie a wet strip of cloth on the waist and neck before sleeping.

7. Both bath and hot water intake before sleeping are helpful in getting sleep.

8. Lying in a tub filled with lukewarm water for 15-30 minutes before sleeping or taking a spine bath is an effective treatment for insomnia.

9. Early morning walk on the wet grass

10. To induce sleep, artificial sleep medicine should not be used at all.

Naturopathy treatment for Insomnia:

First of all stress and diet should be controlled and the habit of "Ushapan" (drink water in the morning on an empty stomach) should be inculcated. More and more Rasaahar (juice diet) should be eaten. Constipation should not be allowed. To remove constipation, apply clay strip on the pendu for 15 to 20 minutes daily. 

Take Kati bath (hip bath) and enema. Take hot foot bath daily. Take the wet bandage of the waist twice a day. Take (geelee lapet) wet wrap and steam bath for the whole body once a week.Take a normal full plunge bath for a long time at night. 

Sunlight should be consumed in the morning and fasting and juice diet should be followed strictly. In addition to this wind bath or walking is very beneficial. Use more fiber rich foods. Yogic breathing is especially beneficial.

Home Remedies for Insomnia

Green Coriander in the form of 15ml of its expressed juice, well mixed with sugar and water induces sleep. Since lack of physical activity seems to be one of the causes, regular exercise helps relieve sleeplessness to a great extent.

Yogasans for Insomnia

Among the asanas, perform Suryanamaskar, Paschimottanasana, Ushtrasana, Makarasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana.

Pranayamas for Insomnia

In Pranayamas Sheetli, Kapalbhati and Nadishodhan, followed by Yognidra for half an hour. 

Avoid sleeping in the afternoon and practice early rising.

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