Insomnia describes when someone’s experience of sleep is not sufficient to leave them rested and refreshed.

Insomnia

"Dependent on sleep are happiness and misery, corpulence and leanness, strength and weakness, potency and impotency, intellect and non-intellect, life and death.” Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana
The Caraka Samhita (CS) is an early text on Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine). It is one of the two foundational texts of Ayurveda dating back to the period of 900 BCE - 600 BCE.

Understanding Innsomnia

Dependent on sleep are happiness and misery, corpulence and leanness, strength and weakness, potency and impotency, intellect and non-intellect, life and death.” Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana

The Caraka Samhita (CS) is an early text on Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine). It is one of the two foundational texts of Ayurveda dating back to the period of 900 BCE – 600 BCE.

Insomnia and depression are disorders that often go together. Up to 20% of people with insomnia disorder also fulfil criteria for major depression and for people with depression, 69% also report mild or moderate insomnia. Longitudinal studies have showed that insomnia is a well-established risk factor to develop depression and that more severe insomnia is associated with more severe depression. Together these results indicate that it is important to treat sleep problems as they mark a higher risk for future depressive episodes.

Insomnia can exacerbate any other illness or be caused by many illnesses. Either way it can acutely degrade the quality of life leading to chronic tiredness, stress and under performance.

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