IMPORTANCE OF NIDRA IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Dr. Vishnu Patel*, Dr. Gitanjali Sasmal and Dr. Ashok Kumar
Ayurveda is blend of sciences and philosophy that balances Physical,Mental and Emotional and spiritual components necessary for holistic health. And because of holistic approach,Ayurveda is becoming more and more acceptable globally as it eco-friendly, tonic free and cost effective. The three pillars of life i.e. Trayopstambha are Aahar, Nidra and Brahmacharya. Just as three biological humors i.e. Vata,Pitta, and Kapha & Triguna Satva, Rajas &Tamas regulate the body and mind respectively, Aahar, Nidra and Brahmacharya are essential for promoting healthy life.Ayurveda has recognised Nidra as one of the most important Dimensions of health associated with happiness and good health and is an outcome of relax mental state. The disturbance in Nidra might be related to the life style, environmental influences mental tension changed food habits and day to day stress which ultimately disturb the psychoneuro-biological rhythm of sleep. The aim of this conceptual article is to compile and re-evaluate the various principle related to different aspect of sleep (Nidra).
Keywords: Ayurveda, Trayopstambha, Nidra, Sleep.
[Full Text Article]