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Insomia and Ayurveda

May 2018

With Sushma Jakkula, AD

Insomnia is known as Anidra or NIdranasha in Ayurveda. It is one of the common problems of the modern world. Chronic insomnia can affect the quality of life and can cause severe physical and emotional illnesses. Ayurveda describes Nidra(sleep) as one of the three pillars or tripod of life. The other two being, Proper nourishment (Aaharam) and Right use of energy (Brahmacharyam). In this discussion, we will cover various factors causing insomnia, the doshas involved, its effects and the Ayurvedic remedies.

Sushma Jakkula, AD, is a classically trained Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician). She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from NTR University of health sciences, Hyderabad, India. She has been practicing Ayurveda for the last 16 years and is currently practicing in Tampa, FL where she provides Ayurvedic consultations, therapies, and Ayurvedic education. She is the founder and president of Oja Ayurveda wellness center in Tampa, FL and has been a member of NAMA since 2015.