Ayurveda and Aromatherapy for Insomnia - Dr. Jaya Daptardar
Dr. Jaya Daptardar, BAMS, MHA, RAD, Connecticut, USA - is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert, writer, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, speaker, licensed Esthetician, and a leader. She is an Ayurvedic doctor and master's in healthcare administration & Management in the USA. She is an author of four books, passionate about beauty care in Ayurveda. She is a recipient of the DHARMA award from the Association of Ayurvedic professionals of North America for her work in Ayurveda and wellness. She has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda in the USA for 25 years. Besides her work in Ayurveda and the wellness world, she works as a Chief of Strategy at Bridges Healthcare and she also serves on multiple boards and works with non-profit organizations. Received a lifetime achievement award in the healthcare service field by the doctor’s association in Connecticut, USA
Topic: Ayurveda and Aromatherapy in Insomnia
Abstract: Ayurveda and Aromatherapy for Insomnia: In Ayurveda, the three pillars of health are a balanced diet, regular exercise, and of course, sufficient deep sleep. It is reported that at least 25% of the world’s adult population between 21 – 60 years old suffer from insomnia. Insomnia refers to a sleep disorder wherein an individual faces problems with falling asleep and remaining in a rested phase through the night. It can present itself either as a short-term i.e. acute, or a long-term i.e. chronic condition.
Reasons For Insomnia, As Per Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, insomnia is termed as ”Anidra” or “Nidranasha” and is caused by a specific imbalance in the doshas. There are two types of Insomnia: Primary and Secondary. A good night’s sleep confers immense merits for well-being, such as Sukha (happiness), Pushti (nourishment), Bala (strength), Vrishata, Gyaan (knowledge), Jeevita (life). Whereas very less sleep induces Dukha (unhappiness), Karshyata (emaciation), Abala (weakness), Agyana (impaired wisdom).