If you experience sleeping problems, you should know that Ayurveda can be of great aid. Namely, according to this medicine, there are 3 types of energy or universal principles known as the doshas or vata, pitta, and kapha.
These are the building blocks of the material world and they can be found in anyone and everything, but not in the same proportions. They mix to produce different climates, foods, species, and individuals within same species. The ratio of these three energies within us has a strong impact on the individual, mental, emotional, and physical traits.
This being said, there are 3 types of sleep imbalances that are caused by some of these three doshas. Let’s take a look:
This imbalance develops when the coordination between the learning, retention, and recall weakens and the mind starts identifying with the objects of the senses. Hence, if you are trying to fall asleep and you are thinking about what happened earlier that day by reproducing feelings and emotions, the brain cannot detach and go into sleeping phase to rest. One can also have a light and rather restless sleep if they suffer from this imbalance.
These people have no difficulty falling asleep, however, they will wake up later on in the night and will toss and turn to go back to sleep again. This disorder can be a result of an emotional trauma.
Though one sleeps long and very deeply, they still feel tired when they wake up. The lethargic and dull feeling lingers throughout the rest of the day.
How to Treat These Imbalances
First, you should avoid caffeine after 3 pm and drink a glass of warm milk with a quarter tsp of nutmeg before bed. Also, it is highly recommendable to massage your feet with sesame essential oil which has calming properties before sleep. Repeat the massage in the morning.
Why Is Sesame Oil Good for Us?
For thousands of years, this oil has been used for skin care because it can prevent the aging process and lower the occurrence of wrinkles and pimples. What’s more, it can treat split ends and improve the quality of the hair. It is abundant in zinc and mineral for the production of collagen, which is crucial for an elastic and soft skin. If you suffer from excessive earwax, you should know that this oil can help you break it down and thoroughly cleanse the ears.
How to Clean the Skin with Sesame Oil (RECIPE)
- 125 ml of sesame oil
- 125 of apple cider vinegar
- 60 ml of water
Preparation and use:
Mix the ingredients well and apply it on the skin to protect it from UV rays and lower the chance of skin cancer.
Health Benefits of Sesame Oil
- It possess antiviral, antibacterial, and analgesic properties
- It is rich in vitamins A, B, and E and magnesium, selenium, phosphor, etc.
- Prevents atherosclerosis
- It preserves the cardiovascular health
- Minimizes bad cholesterol and elevates the good
- It is great for oil pulling (it can avert tooth decay, bleeding gums; treat oral infections, as well as throat infections)