DAYTIME SLEEPINESS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Daytime sleepiness is the increased desire to sleep during the day. It occurs with or without underlying pathology.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • CAUSES OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • TREATMENTS FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • PROGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • DAYTIME SLEEPINESS  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS
  • YOGA FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Difficulty staying awake
  • Loss of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping
  • mental confusions
  • irritability
  • inability to concentrate
  • trouble focusing

CAUSES OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Ageing
  • Certain medications

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Daytime sleepiness is triggered by many factors.
  • Psychosocial factors like depression are also contributing to daytime sleepiness.
  • Deficiency of vitamin D along with other disease conditions like metabolic syndrome, chronic pain becomes a part of the pathogenesis of daytime sleepiness.
  • The sedative nature of certain medications leads to sleepiness in the daytime.

DIAGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Proper history taking
  • Physical examinations
  • Laboratory tests
  • Neurological examinations

TREATMENTS FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Avoid triggering factors  
  • Treatment of underlying pathology
  • Wake to promote medications

PROGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of the disease, duration  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS        

  • Adversely affects the daily activities
  • Increased risk of accidents
  • Social and relationship problems
  • Decreased work productivity  

DAYTIME SLEEPINESS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,daytime sleepiness is called ‘athinidra’.
  •  The causes and pathogenesis of diseases caused by vitiation of kapha and vata dosha, in general, are the exclusive cause and pathogenesis ofdaytime sleepiness.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Excess consumption of unctuous, cold food
  • Insomnia – anidra during the night
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Sedentary life

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • The feeling of tiredness (ksheena)

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The vitiated vata having provoked these two doshas, especially kapha dosha, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moved greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The decreased vata dosha along with increased kapha dosha resides in the body and combine with dhatus leads to daytime sleepiness.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Sada – weakness  
  • Atinidra – sleepiness
  • Moha – confusions
  • Tantra – dizziness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Daytime sleepiness associated with traumatic injuries, chronic diseases is difficult to cure – krichra sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

Ayurvedic local treatment for daytime sleepiness

  • Abhyanga – oil massaging
  • Shirodhara
  • Anjana – collyriums

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Treatment of dosha vitiation
  • Treatment for dhatu kshaya
  • Treatment for agni
  • Ashtachurna
  • Vaiswanara churnam
  • Dasamulam katutrayam kashayam
  • Varanadi kashayam
  • Agasthya rasayana

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Vamana – emesis
  • Nasyam – nasal drops

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

Internal administration

External application

  • Udwarthana – body massaging with powder medicines (triphala churna)

HOME REMEDIES FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • proper rest during the night
  • drinking plenty of fluids
  • bathing in warm water
  • Body massaging

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and unctuous food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Consume a balanced diet

YOGA FOR DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the psychological cause of daytime sleepiness 

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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Ayurveda Expert, India
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