Ayurvedic Tips for Good Night’s Sleep 😴

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#Ayurvedic Tips for Good Night’s Sleep😴

Sleep is one of the pillars of Maharishi Ayurveda, and is considered to be as important as diet in maintaining health and balance in the body. Sleep is the time when the body is able to repair and heal itself. The mind and emotions also become balanced through sleep.

***Types of Sleep Imbalances***
There are actually three major types of sleep imbalances according to Maharishi Ayurveda, caused by imbalances in Vata, Pitta or Kapha dosha.

*Vata sleep imbalance: It is when you are trying to fall asleep and your mind is thinking about all the events of the day and reproducing the feelings and emotions that accompanied them, it is unable to detach and rest properly in sleep. Either you won’t be able to fall asleep, or your sleep will be so light and restless that you’ll wake up tired.

A Pitta sleep disorder occurs when you have no problem falling asleep, but you wake up in the wee hours of the morning and cannot go back to sleep for several hours. People who are experiencing an emotional trauma in their lives or people with an imbalance in Pitta are prone to this type of sleep disorder.

A Kapha-related sleep disorder occurs when a person sleeps long and deeply, but feels exhausted when he or she wakes up. Worse, a lethargic, dull feeling continues throughout the day.

#How to Combat a Vata Sleep Imbalance Before Bed:
*Avoid too much stimulation at night.
*Massage Oil into your hands and feet.
*Let go of your problems. Bedtime is not the time to try to solve your problems.

#Tips for a Pitta-Related Sleep Imbalance Before Bed
*Take Deep Rest.
*Keep your bedroom cool while sleeping. Crack the window slightly, or turn down the heat a few degrees. Research shows that people sleep deeper in a slightly cool environment. If the bedroom is too hot and stuffy, it increases the likelihood of night awakening.
*Use Cooling Pitta Aroma Oil when you go to bed to pacify Pitta dosha.

#Tips for a Kapha Sleep Disorder

*Rise before 6:00 a.m. Sleeping past dawn, into the Kapha time of the morning (6:00-10:00 a.m.) causes ama (toxins) to accumulate in the shrotas and creates a dull, tired feeling when you awaken.
*Gradually decrease coffee consumption.
*Eat a Kapha-pacifying diet. This includes avoiding desserts, especially heavy, cold sweets such as ice cream.
*Follow Kapha-pacifying lifestyle tips. Vigorous exercise is essential for balancing Kapha. The best time to exercise is during the Kapha time of the morning (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.).
*Breathe deeply and easily while exercising and throughout the day.
*Being physically comfortable is also important.
*The bedroom should be dim or dark. *Comfortable sheets and pajamas are helpful.

Ayurveda is a treasure box
There is nothing which maharishis haven’t mentioned about 😊

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