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Ayurvedic Treatment of Insomnia


About Insomnia

  • Anidra is ayurvedic term used for insomnia. In this state patient's sleep is totally disturbed which affects daily routine. Three vitiated doshas are responsible for anidra. Vata and pitta both are responsible to cause this disease.
  • High level of vata causes vata imbalance and reason for the stress, anxiety and worry
  • High levels of pitta fall asleep with body pains and emotional stress as a result it causes fear, anger and negativity.

Sleep-Natural state of rest, our body and mind is completely in rest for several hours. Our lifestyles are changed totally sleeping patterns are changed duration and quantity of sleep both are less these days. 24 hour working life and modern gadgets disturb our lives. Many people are suffering with sleeping disorders. Insomnia is one example of sleeping disorder. It is difficult falling asleep at night.

Types of Insomnia:-

  1. Acute insomnia (Short term insomnia)
  2. Chronic insomnia (Long term insomnia)
  3. Transient insomnia

Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Short sleeps in night
  • Walking up early
  • Long sleep during day, tiredness
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Severe headaches
  • Difficult to concentrate on task
  • Gastro-intestinal distress

Causes of Insomnia

Numerous causes are responsible to cause insomnia. Some common causes include:

  • Stressful life
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Environment related factors
  • Medications related to different diseases
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • Allergies
  • Too much consumption of alcohol
  • Extra intake of caffeine and nicotine
  • Disturbed eating habits
  • Heart problems
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Excess physical activities

Risk Factors

  • Females
  • Old age above 60 years
  • Stressful physical and mental life
  • Mental disorders
  • Changing shifts
  • Regular night shifts
  • Travelling long distances

Herbal Remedies for Insomnia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Sleep Naturals, Medhya Churna, Ashwagandha Capsules & Brahmi Capsules for ayurvedic treatment of insomnia. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.


In our stressful lives insomnia and sleeping disorders are very common. Sleep naturals is our herbal supplement with wonderful results to treat this disease.

Different herbs used in this product are:-

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Sarpgandha (Rauwolfia sepentina)

This herbal supplement help in bringing good sleep also help to improve memory. It is very helpful to treat anxiety, palpitations, restlessness, fatigue and inability to sleep.

DOSE - 2 capsules at night before sleep with milk or water.


Medhya churna is a wonderful herbal supplement to treat insomnia. It helps to improve memory, lowers down anxiety and uplift confidence. Numerous herbs are used for this supplement and all herbs are 100% natural.

Herbs include:-

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Shweta jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Krishna jeerak (Carum carvi)
  • Saunth (Ingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pipali (Piper lomgum)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri)

This supplement is used in conditions like lack of concentration, insomnia, loss of memory and epilepsy.

DOSE - 1/4 teaspoon once daily with 1 spoon of Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter).


Three doshas vata, pitta and kapha imbalance are responsible to cause various diseases and ashwagandha is herb used to treat imbalanced vata. It is a supplement help to overcome various types of stress. It gives relaxation to muscles and calm down our nervous system. Only herb used in this supplement is ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Root extract of ashwagandha is used to prepare this herbal supplement.

DOSE - 2 capsules twice daily after meals.


Brahmi is 100% natural, pure and vegetarian supplement. These capsules contain the extract of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi is best herb to improve memory. Improve learning power and grasping capacities. It helps to relieve fatigue and increases stamina and concentration.

DOSE - 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

Dietary Guidelines

Home Remedies:-

  • Banana - Eat some slices of banana before going to bed because banana contains serotonin a chemical in brain that help us to sleep.
  • Cherry - Raw cherry fruit or one glass of cherry juice also helps to treat insomnia because of melatonin
  • Chamomile - ¼ glass of juice of chamomile flowers or teaspoon of chamomile flowers play a vital role to treat insomnia
  • Warm Milk – One glass of warm milk make us relaxed and getting closer to fall sleep.
  • Lavender - Lavender is herbal tonic to our nervous system. Massage of lavender oil helps to induce sleep.
  • Lettuce - Lettuce is full of sedative properties and it is useful in insomnia.
  • Kava - Kava is a drink helps to relax and sooth our body and feels us fresh.


  • Legumes - soya bean and peas.
  • Green leafy vegetables like cabbage, spinach and coriander
  • Fishes - Tuna and salmon
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Nuts
  • Lentils
  • All types of beans
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grains
  • Fruits- Figs, Grapefruit and oranges
  • Seeds like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • Kale
  • Almonds
  • Dried apricots
  • Honey


  • Pork
  • Cheese
  • Energy drinks
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Fast food
  • Chocolates
  • Fat rich diet
  • High protein diet
  • Sugar sweeteners
  • Spicy food
  • Artificial flavors

General Tips:-

  • Try to eat in very little.
  • Try to eat early.
  • Try to avoid heavy meals during night.
  • Try to make a particular sleep schedule every night.
  • Avoid afternoon nap.
  • Regular walks every day.
  • Try to make habit of exercise regularly.
  • Regular yoga.
  • Proper medications.
  • Aromatic bath
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