Nidra: An Ayurvedic Perspective

  • Achyut Acharya Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Roga Nidana evum Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Geetanjali Sahu Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Roga Nidana evum Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Naresh Itani Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Roga Nidana evum Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Santoki Akash Mansukhbhai Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Roga Nidana evum Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Reetu Sharma Associate Professor, Dept. of Roga Nidana evum Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: Nidra, Sleep, Upastambha, Ayurveda

Abstract

Introduction: Sleep is a natural, essential activity for the restoration of fatigued tissues, with its mechanism not fully elucidated. Ayurveda considers sleep, along with diet and celibacy, as fundamental pillars of life. Materials & Methods: Various literatures like Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Astanga Hridaya, modern medical textbooks, journals and online databases are reviewed Results: Proper sleep promotes happiness, nourishment, strength, knowledge, and longevity. Day sleep (Divaswapna) is recommended under specific conditions, aligning with seasonal rhythms. Insomnia (Nidranasa) is linked to Dosha imbalances, mental exhaustion, and systemic disturbances. Discussion: Ayurvedic recommendations for daytime sleep vary based on individual constitutions and health conditions. The approach underscores the significance of balancing these factors for sound and restorative sleep. Conclusion: The Ayurvedic perspective emphasizes obtaining the right amount of sleep at the right time for overall well-being. Sleep is deemed a rejuvenating force, contributing to strength, nourishment, and satisfaction. Individualized regimens are crucial to ensure proper sleep and address potential imbalances, aligning with Ayurvedic principles for holistic health.

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CITATION
DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.12.21
Published: 2024-02-01
How to Cite
AcharyaA., SahuG., ItaniN., Santoki Akash Mansukhbhai, & SharmaR. (2024). Nidra: An Ayurvedic Perspective. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(12), 135 - 140. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.8.12.21
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