PHYSIOLOGY OF NIDRA (SLEEP) W.S.R. TO PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE
Author(s):
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Keywords:
Nidra, Sleeep, Ayurveda,Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Prakriti
Abstract
Ayurveda describes sleep as a basic instinct of life, essential to all living beings. We need it to rejuvenate and reenergize our body, mind, spirit. In Ayurveda , sleep is one of the three pillars of good health, known as Nidra. The main goal of Ayurveda is to keep a healthy person healthy, while also healing ailments in diseased people. To keep healthy life style under the Trayoupastambha “the sub pillars of life”.then theres food (Ahara), and control over sexual energy (Brahmacharya). The classical Ayurvedic text, Ashtanga Hridayam , claims that happiness and unhappiness, nourishment (proper physique)and abnormality, strength and debility, sexual prowess and impotence, knowledge and ignorance, life and death- all depend on sleep. The ancient Ayurvedic classics describes the main three milestones of life is Aahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya & Nidra is one of them; it is very significant for human beings. Nidra is very crucial factor for day to day life. If Nidra is not taken routinely can cause serious diseased condition, which will affect the physical and mental health as well. Lack of Nidra cause various pathological conditions called Anidra (Insomnia). According to Ayurveda, balance of three Dosha leads to healthy state and inbalance between these Doshas in body leads to disease. In present era , life style of a person completely changes they not following Dincharya and Ritucharya which leads to severe dieases. Nidra is most important factor in all of them and vital rhythm plays an important role in Nidra.
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Unique Paper ID: 158592

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

Page(s): 101 - 106
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