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Essential Sleep | Day Sleep

 
Sleeping moderately at night; avoiding late night work schedules; avoiding sleep during day time keeps the human being free from diseases; keeps the mind alert and body strong; maintains the complexion well and the physical built well proportioned.

It also :
  • Provides freshness, 
  • Alertness and happiness; 
  • Controls proper distribution of nutrients to all systems, 
  • Improves the quality of work and ensures longevity. 

 

Causes of disturbed sleep or insomnia
  • Vatika disorders (neuro-musculoskeletal disorders); 
  • Old age; 
  • Strenuous physical exertion and exercises; 
  • Starvation; 
  • Uncomfortable bed; 
  • Anxiety, 
  • Fear, 
  • Worries and 
  • Tension 

These are the major factors that cause disturbed sleep or insomnia. 
   

Demerits of lack of sleep
Lack of sleep or disturbed sleep causes 
  • Irritability; 
  • Loss of weight; 
  • Mental diseases and early death.  
Methods to induce sleep
  • Body massage (Samvahana kneading the body by hand); 
  • Long shower bath; 
  • Soothing ointments on eye, head and face; 
  • Comfortable bed; 
  • Ingestion of pounded rice with curds; 
  • Consumption of warm milk, soups or mildly fermented drinks; 
  • Relaxing in a comfortable, cool and dark place. 
Disorders due to excess sleep
  • Obesity; 
  • Diabetes; 
  • Cardiac problems; 
  • Inertia; 
  • Lack of imaginative powers and 
  • Metabolic diseases.  
Treatment for excess sleep
  • Resorting to strenuous physical exercises; 
  • Fasting; 
  • Bloodletting etc. 
  
 

 

 

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