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In general, each person requires the different amount of sleep. But if you are suffering from insomnia, your sleep feels inadequate. Even in the morning, you don't feel refreshed.

What are the common symptoms of insomnia?

With insomnia, a person may have had difficulty in falling asleep. A person may wake up too early in the morning or woke up frequently during the night and then difficulty in returning to the sleep again.

Types of insomnia

Insomnia is of three types, short term transient, intermittent and long term chronic. Transient insomnia lasts from a single night to few days or weeks. But if this type of insomnia occurs from time to time, then it is referred to as intermittent insomnia. Chronic insomnia lasts for at least one month or more.

Causes of insomnia

Common causes of transient and intermittent insomnia are listed below:

  • Excess of the stress in the life
  • Noisy surroundings.
  • Extreme temperatures are another cause of the insomnia.
  • Environmental changes such as hotel rooms.
  • Change in Sleep and wake schedule.
  • Side effects of medications.

Causes of Chronic insomnia:

This type of insomnia is a little more complex disorder of sleep. It involves several factors such as physical as well as mental disorders. The most common cause of this type of insomnia is depression. The other health problems that are responsible for chronic insomnia are Arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, asthma, sleep, and Parkinson's disease.

Here are some of the lifestyle factors also that can cause insomnia and they are listed below:

  • Drinking too much coffee or tea.
  • Drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes before sleep.
  • Taking an excessive nap during afternoon or evening.
  • Irregular schedules of sleeping or waking up.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for insomnia?

Insomnia is known as "Anidra" according to Ayurveda. It may be a result of the vitiation of a single dosha or due to the vitiation of all the three doshas. All factors that cause aggravation of vata and pitta dosha as well as other environmental factors and dietary factors play major role in the sleep disturbances. Ayurveda helps to maintain all the three doshas of the body and maintains the overall health of the body. Ayurvedic treatment involves healthy lifestyle and healthy diet too.

Natural supplements for healthy sleep by Planet Ayurveda

In general, there are a number of supplements available in the market for insomnia, but you should choose the best one from that which is free from side effects. Natural supplements are just for supporting the healthy diet and not for curing any disease.

Planet Ayurveda provides 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian products. All of the products from the house of Planet Ayurveda are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives and are free from side effects. Hence, these products are safe to use.

Dietary supplements to maintain healthy sleep

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

The Ashwagandha capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared using pure and standardized extract of the root of the Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

Ashwagandha plant is called as ginseng of the Ayurvedic medicines. This plant mainly contains steroidal lactones and alkaloids. This Ashwagandha herb is helpful in supporting the vata dosha of our body and hence an excellent dietary supplement for healthy sleep.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1-2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

2. Sarpgandhaghan vati

Planet Ayurveda's Sarpgandhaghan vati is a pure and natural product that contains the pure Sarpgandha extract (Rauwolfia serpentina) in it. This product not only helps to maintain healthy sleep, but also is good one for healthy mind as well.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage - 1 tablet two times a day, with plain water.

3. Sleep Naturals

The product Sleep naturals of Planet Ayurveda is a wonderful blend of various herbs that are mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts. The ingredients of these capsules are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tagar (Valeriana Wallichi), Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa moneri), Vacha (Acorus calamus) and Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina). This product is a great way to maintain healthy sleep.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1-2 capsules at night, with plain water or milk, before sleep.

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