The Covid-19 pandemic is giving many people sleepless nights. But if you’re unable to get a sound sleep for 3 nights a week, it could be insomnia. People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. Insomnia can last from a few weeks to months or more. Millions of people worldwide are struggling with this sleep disorder. Stress, anxiety, poor sleeping habits, and eating heavy meals at night are some common causes of insomnia. Also Read – Drink lots of warm water and eat chyawanprash in post-COVID recovery period: Health Ministry
Lack of sleep at night can lead to day time sleepiness, lack of energy, drowsiness, fatigue, irritability, sulkiness. Insomnia can impact your daily activities and performance. In worse cases, a chronic sleep disorder can lead to depression. One study revealed that those with persistent insomnia have an increased risk of death. Prescription medications for insomnia like sedatives, tranquilizers, and anti-anxiety drugs can have serious side effects. Ayurvedic medicines are generally considered to be safe as well effective. Below are some Ayurvedic recommendations to beat insomnia and have sound sleep. Also Read – US grants patent to Ayurvedic remedy for herpes
Ashwagandha and Brahmi decoction
Also, known as Indian ginseng, Ashwagandha has been an important ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is called the king of Ayurvedic herbs. From reducing anxiety and stress to helping fight depression and boost fertility, this wonder herb has numerous health benefits. Ashwagandha is also a good traditional remedy for sleep disorders. Also Read – Ashwagandha, brahmi and other Ayurvedic herbs for hypothyroidism
Here’s how to use Ashwagandha to treat insomnia
Boil two glasses of water and in it add one teaspoon of Brahmi and Ashwagandha powder. Boil until it reduces to one glass. Drink this herbal decoction daily at least once for best results. Not only, it will help you sleep well but also relieve stress and anxiety that causes sleep problems. Brahmi or Bacopa is called brain tonic in Ayurveda. It supports restful sleep and helps improve concentration and alertness.