Ayurvedic treatment for Diabetes and sleep disorders

Diabetes and sleep disorders

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Diabetes and sleep disorders


Ayurveda suggests use of herbs that have been used since thousands of years to treat behavioural conditions like insomnia and related sleep disorders. Along with herbs, measures like Shirodhara, Shirovasti and Nasya should be prescribed, along with deep relaxation techniques, which are useful in this condition.

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Shirodhara Shirovasti Nasya

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Ayurvedic herbs, Ashwagandha (to deceases cortisol levels), Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, Jatamansi and Vidari are recommended to soothe vata. Calcium or magnesium-rich foods are important as they are natural sleep inducers (e.g. milk, almonds, brewer’s yeast).
  • In Pitta insomnia must also eat pitta-soothing foods like wheat, basmati rice, oats, barley and corn, millet and rye in moderation and drink cooling herbal teas, like tulsi, rose, liquorice, coriander, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • In Kapha insomnia a kapha-pacifying regime would be beneficial – grains like barley, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, corn, millet, rye, oats, rice and wheat; avoiding vegetables like mashed potatoes, turnips, parsnips etc.; favouring lighter fruits, such as apples, pears are better for Kapha. Reduce heavy or sour fruits, such as oranges, bananas, pineapples, figs, dates, avocados, coconuts and melons.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Counselling, light exercise, yoga, walking, breathing exercise – Pranayama, meditation are helpful in this condition.

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