Insomnia and insufficient sleep have been common these days with stress and anxiety in the rise. Sound sleep is required to prevent body exhaustion and is also vital to balance both the mind and body. Sleeping disorders can inevitably result in many health problems.
According to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, imbalances of vata and dosha can cause the inability to sleep or can interrupt sleep. And the approach to promoting sound sleep involves following disciplined sleeping habits and helping the body attain complete relaxation.
Following are 5 Ayurvedic herbs that help induce sleep, while also aiding in relieving excessive stress and anxiety.
Brahmi is considered as a brain tonic in Ayurveda due to its ability to improve concentration and memory. It also supports a restful sleep while soothing turbulent emotions. Brahmi can be consumed in various forms such as powder, capsule or tablet.
The compound triethylene glycol found in Ashwagandha can induce sleep. This herb is also useful in relieving stress and physical exhaustion which are the common underlying causes for lack of sleep. Ashwagandha is available as powder, capsule and tablet.
This herb contains compounds that act as neuro-protectors and can soothe the nervous system by relieving mental fatigue. Shankapushpi is also a natural tranquiliser for risks related to anxiety and hence can promote better sleep.
Sarpagandha is considered one of the most effective remedies to induce sleep. It contains alkaloids that can help reduce high blood pressure which can cause sleeping issues.
Jatamansi help provide calmness and relaxation to an agitated mind and is useful in treating anxiety-induced insomnia. The herb promotes sound sleep while also rejuvenating the nervous system.

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