Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is becoming more common today and it often occurs in more mature people. It is estimated that suffers of insomnia when broken down affects women by about 40 percent and men about thirty percent worldwide and this tends to increase with age. The symptoms associated with insomnia are the in ability to sleep, fatigue, and a decrease in alertness, poor concentration along with decreased performance at work. The insomnia patient is often people who are depressed or in an emotional state much of the time.
After being properly diagnosed as an insomniac suffers, the condition can be treated in several different ways and methods. This can include conventional medical treatments that include medication, herbal treatments, behavioral therapy and strategies as well as others like acupuncture.
Acupuncture: This treatment is the use of needles inserted at certain specific points on the body that enables the patient to feel a sense of relaxation, thereby giving them a restful night.
- Herbal treatments: Herbal treatments are chosen as an option away from conventional medical treatment that uses medication. There are man different herbal choices that come in the form of pills, capsules, teas and tinctures. One of the most common herbs used for treating insomnia is chamomile and is in the form of a tea that sooths and relaxes the body, along with other herbs such as valerian, passionflower and skullcap. These can all be readily found in herbal shops, health food stores as well as pharmacies and grocery stores. Patients should inform their physician before using herbal supplements and take as directed.
- Ayurveda and Yoga (Sanskrit word): This is one of the oldest comprehensive medical systems known as the science of life, prevention and longevity is used to treat insomnia patient. It is originated from the Vedas, which is an ancient book of wisdom. It works in such a way using the principles of nature that is maintaining health by keeping ones body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature. Yoga is a kind of exercise to improve our body and its function. It helps to cure different psychiatric disorders. It makes people to relax their mind and body thus helping them improve their power to concentrate. This method is use by many people around the world to cure insomnia.Aswagandha: Aswagandha contains steroidal lactones, anaferine and heterogonous alkaloids, which reduces the production of cortisol. This cortisol in high amount deprives people of sleep. Aswangandha promotes a calm state in mind by its restorative action to the nervous system, which counteracts tension and high blood pressure. This brings the body to a state of equilibrium, making the body to relax during stress and fatigue. Rather than masking with sedatives, aswagandha restores sleep to insomniac patient.
Bahmi contains antioxidants and other useful active ingredients. These antioxidants strengthen the blood vessel and enhance the circulation of blood inside our body. The active ingredients contained in Brahmi helps to increase the production of melatonin, which promotes the individual to feel deep, calm and sleepy. Brahmi also helps our body in stimulating the production of neurotransmitters that are lost with sleeplessness in insomnia patient.
The unbalancing of vataa according to ayurveda causes Insomnia and Vataa is created by the combination of Air and Earth. Which is believed to govern the movement in the body in such a way by enhancing the nerve impulses, blood circulation, respiration and elimination.