How to sleep?

NOW THE TIME CAME TO SPEAK ABOUT SLEEP AND REST

sleep in ayurvedaWe all know the importance of sleep and rest.But in our busy life we reduced our sleeping time to minimum. By doing like this, we are harming our body itself. If you continue this life style, we have to pay for that.

According to our great Siddhars,if a person wants a good physique and health, he must have proper diet, adequate sleep and good personal habits. Sleep and rest is very essential for each and every living beings. Continuous work leads to tiredness. If we take a rest for a while, those tiredness due to work is overcome and our Vital organs regain strength to work again.

During sleep, our heart, lungs and other vital organs work gently and hence they also get a little bit rest. The person who does fasting is giving rest to digestive system. If we doesn’t give proper rest to the vital organs, they get damage soon. During sleep, there also occur metabolic changes to the body. On waking up after a good sleep, the mind become fresh. That is why our great Siddhars said that benefits of sleep are seen in growth of the body.

SLEEPING METHOD

There is also a sleeping posture. We must lie in the left lateral position on a suitable bed keeping the flexed left hand as a support to the head and left knee should flex. The right leg is stretched over it. We should keep the head in the eastern direction. It will give you good health.

BEST TIME FOR SLEEP

Night is the suitable time to sleep, because during night, earth becomes cool, so the body can get rid of the heat caused by the physical activities during the night.

SLEEP DURATION

Growth takes place because of sleep. So more sleep is required during growth period.

AGE SLEEP DURATION
1 – 4 Yrs 12 hrs
5 – 15 Yrs 8 to 10 hrs
16 – 30 Yrs 7 hrs
30 – 50 Yrs 6 hrs
Above 50 Yrs 8 hrs

One must wake up one hr before sunrise,so that the intellect becomes clear and active, anger reduces and three humour will be in equilibrium.

ILLEFFECTS OF INSOMNIA

If we doesn’t have even a little sleep following illeffects will occur

  • Body pain
  • Feeling of heaviness in head and eyes
  • Yawning
  • Convulsions
  • Giddiness
  • Indigestion

How to prevent illeffects of sleep disorders?

If one happens to remain awake during night or if one had disturbed sleep, they should sleep for at least half of the sleepless period in the morning before breakfast. Take a good massage to the body by which skin and muscles Vitalise and tiredness is removed.

DAY SLEEP

Day sleep is not good. But below mentioned persons can sleep.

  • Vehicle drivers
  • Travellers
  • Weight lifters
  • Those who consume liquor
  • Tired persons due to anger,fear and sorrow
  • Person with dyspnoea ,diarrhoea
  • Aged
  • Children
  • Insane

EXCESSIVE SLEEP

Excessive sleeping will cause

  • giddiness
  • head ache
  • sinusitis
  • fever
  • cramps
  • indigestion

INSUFFICIENT SLEEP

Those who are in fear, anger and mental agony should get rid of their Sleeplessness by doing physical exercises in the evening. By taking oil bath, consuming milk, curd or meat one can have a good sleep.

BEDDINGS

One should sleep on a cot in a clean hall under a roof free from dampness and heavy air-blow.

TIME TO GO TO BED

We should take supper by 9 o’ clock and get to bed by 10 o’ clock in the night. After supper we should sit for some time then walk for a short distance and then go to bed.

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