Say Goodnight To Insomnia: 5 Natural Home Remedies

Say Goodnight To Insomnia: 5 Natural Home Remedies

When counting 1 to 100 FAILS its time to discover a SOLUTION for sleep that actually works!


Sleeping well is one of the most important sources of good health. According to Ayurveda, there are three Stambhas, or pillars, that support good health; the right diet, the right sleep, and the right sexual discipline, so good sleep are vital to our lives. It reduces the effects of ageing, improves fertility, and memory, builds stamina, and alertness of mind and prevents arthritis. Good sleep is to be valued highly. It is, indeed, a foundation of good health and happiness. 


The best, healthiest sleep is 8 hours in a dark, silent room, from around 10 pm to around 6 or 7 am. Many people in today's world go to bed late and wake up late. This means their deep sleep is much reduced. In addition to the time in bed, the quality of our sleep is vital. This means we often find problems with incomplete or poor-quality sleep. The consequences are fatigue and clumsiness, fatigue during the day, reduced performance, irritability, high blood pressure, weight gain and more.


To compensate by sleeping during the day is not advisable. The exceptions are young children and people over 60, for whom it is beneficial. As a general rule, according to what we practice in Ayushakti, deep and sound sleep comes when Kapha is increased in the head region, which can be produced by drinking milk or ghee. 

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder where a person is either unable to sleep, feels hard to sleep, wakes up too early, or cannot get back to sleep after waking up. This makes a person low on energy level and mood and affects health, work and personal life.


According to Ayurveda, due to improper diet & stressful lifestyle, Aam is formed, and it vitiates Pitta and vata doshas. Vitiated vata, along with Aam, settles in the Manovaha channels and obstructs the channels. It leads to poor nourishment of the brain cells and drying up the tarpak kapha. The brain's poor nourishment also weakens the brain tissues' metabolism. This phenomenon, with the vitiated Pitta, makes the nervous system sensitive, leading to hyperactivation of the Nervous sympathetic system, making the mind unstable. This is presented as a lack of sleep or Insomnia.


Tossing and turning as anxiety and Insomnia get the best of you. The question always pops in the back of the mind, “Will Insomnia go away?”. Here’s a detailed explanation of how you can fall asleep naturally.  Click here!

Say Goodnight To Insomnia: 5 Natural Home Remedies


Types Of Insomnia Depend Upon The Situation.

There are two types of Insomnia as per their causes-

  • Primary Insomnia: 

Primary Insomnia means that a person has sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem.

  • Secondary Insomnia: 

Secondary Insomnia means a person has sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition like asthma, hypertension etc.


Also, Insomnia can be differentiated by how long it lasts and how often it occurs. 

  • Acute Insomnia:

It is short-term. Acute Insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks.

  • Chronic Insomnia:

It can last a long time. Insomnia is called chronic when a person has Insomnia at least three nights a week for three months or longer.

Signs and Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Trouble falling asleep on most nights
  • Feeling tired during the day
  • Falling asleep during the day
  • Not feeling refreshed when you wake up
  • Waking up several times during sleep


What Causes Insomnia?

  • Significant life stress
  • Chronic stress
  • Illness
  • Emotional or physical discomfort
  • Environmental factors like noise, light, or extreme temperatures 
  • Medications for colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure
  • Interferences in normal sleep schedule 
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Pain or discomfort at night


Home Remedies To Try Before Going To Bed

  • Ayushakti Effective Remedy For Better Sleep
  • Pippali root (Long Pepper root) powder ¼ tsp 
  • Milk ½ cup 
  • Honey ½ tsp 
  • Ghee 1 tsp 
  • Nutmeg 1 pinch 
  • Tagar (Valerian Root) powder ½ tsp 

Mix all the ingredients in boiling water, let it cool and drink it warm before going to sleep.


  • Take 1 inch of Pippali root (Long Pepper Roots) and 1 inch of Tagar (Valerian Roots). Blend them into fine powder. Mix ¼ tpsn of this powdered mixture with little warm water and consume it before going to bed. 
  • Before sleeping, wash your legs & hands with cold water. Massage with cow’s ghee on the temple bone.
  • Apply or massage using ghee with brass vessel on the sole area.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg and cardamom in milk and drink it warm at night before bed.


6 Effective Remedies for Curing Insomnia Naturally

If you have trouble sleeping, you must strictly keep to the following regimen: Treating Common Ailments : 


  • Go to bed get up regularly, and gradually make it half an hour earlier if you are used to waking late.
  • Completely darken your bedroom with blackout curtains, and turn off the lights after 10 pm.
  • Leave a gap of 45 minutes after watching TV before going to bed. 
  • Don't nap during the day unless it's necessary. Restrict your nap to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon. 
  • Get plenty of exercise during the day, but don't exercise in the 2 hours before your bedtime.
  • Eat early in the evening. Avoid caffeine, especially after 7 pm. Try to avoid all beverages after dinner if you find yourself getting up at night to urinate. 
  • Use this simple technique to prevent worrying at night: 1 hour before bedtime, review and write down your problems in a diary. Think them over for 10 minutes, asking yourself; what can I do to resolve this? Write down all the solutions that come up. Close the diary and leave it to read in the morning. This will help you calm your mind, let go of your worries, and help bring sound sleep.


Ayushakti’s Recommended Diet For Good Sleep 

  • Pulses like mung and split mung beans, tur dal and red lentils.

  • Vegetables like gourds (dudhi), parval, turai, tindali, spinach, methi, coriander, white and red pumpkin, French beans, carrots, beetroot, onion, garlic, ginger, zucchini (courgette), and leafy green.
  •  Ghee, kichadi, oats, mixed grain chapattis. 
  • Avoid red meat, refined maida and deep fried food.
  • Avoid intake of alcohol and smoking consumprion.


Also Read: Here's the Best Diet That Helps Relieve Insomnia


Ayushakti Ayurved Approach For Combating Insomnia

For chronic Insomnia, practicing regular Shirodhara and using deep detoxifying enemas from Ayushakti will lead to profound positive results within 2 or 3 months. Apply cow ghee with a Kasa vati (small, shallow bronze bowl) to the soles of the feet at bedtime.

Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma treatments are highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body.  Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan 



Insomnia can easily be treated by balancing the aggravated dosha of the body You can follow Ayushakti Ayurved customized diet, herbal remedies and lifestyle and take the prescribed herbs from an Ayurvedic physician to improve your sleeping patterns.


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Author of the Blog: Dr.Ronak Naik


Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram