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A good sleep: In sync with nature

Updated: Nov 6, 2021

The great Indian Vedas are known to be the foundation of knowledge for the Indian civilization. These scriptures have added value and found their reflection in the traditional Indian medicine called Ayurveda. While Ayurveda classifies sleep in seven avatars based on causative influences, it also recognizes prayer as a form of treatment, where Nidra Devi - the goddess of sleep is invoked to get sleep.

According to the Vedas, rest is essential for the earthlings, however, sleep (Nidra) is known to be the finest form of loll by the human body. In today’s world where our lives are canvased with bewilderments, one desires to snooze in order to rejuvenate their vitalities.

Sleep is the natural phenomenon of being in a state of periodic trance via the absence of wakefulness and by loss of consciousness of one's surroundings. The quality of your sleep has the power to strengthen your productivity, concentration, and cognition. Lack of this can induce a consequential quandary around your inner wellbeing and robustness.

The state of Nidra cannot be attained with worldly distractions. To engineer the sleep of your

choice, one needs to design an abode where tranquility can be experienced. This could be done through smaller initiatives such as cohering to the natural sleep-wake cycle to be in sync with our body’s circadian rhythms to feel more reinvigorated.

Melatonin is a hormone controlled by light exposure which helps regulate the natural sleep-wake cycle. The blue light emitted by the gadgets can be toxic to health, especially at night as the hormone is produced by the body when it's dark plating a better sleep compared to when there's light.

Vedic scriptures suggest chanting a few mantras before, invoking the goddess Nidra Devi for sleep. While some may follow the Indo-Aryan scripture, many have floated around meditation as one of the powerful mediums of inciting relaxation to mind and body. A simple 10-15 minute breathing therapy before you go to bed can remedy your sleep and you will realize a perceivable polarity in yourself.

Hinduism is one of the most ancient religions, adopted and practiced by over a billion people across the world. Lord Vishnu, the creator, a supreme being is believed to sleep in a cosmic ocean of milk on Seshnaag, symbolic of balance and eternity. It is said that his sleep posture is representative of the cycle of seasons that endlessly repeats itself, and Lord Vishnu creates a world of matter and withdraws it into his existence time after time.

The Vedas have emphasized the importance of Nidra to usher stability and restoration of cells in the body. Your sleep habitat needs to discover ways of ensuring a sense of equanimity to influence placidity to the sleep cycle.

One of the most effective and proven routines is the use of essential oils on a daily basis. Essential oils like Lavender, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Peppermint, and Chamomile can be used to endure a soothing and composed mind and body.

There is growing evidence of lavender oil as an effective medicament in the treatment of several neurological disorders, apart from its therapeutic properties ranging from treating parasitic infections, burns, insect bites, and spasms too.

Studies have revealed that lavender oil can not only help you fall asleep but also improves the overall sleep quality. You can rub a drop or two on your pillow or apply it directly to your feet, temples, and wrist. The power of this scent not only helps you unwind but also works as a legacy essence for a healthy mind, body, and soul.

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