Healthy sleeping habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Sleeping better is referred to as having good sleep hygiene. Sleep is an important part of your daily dinacharya (routine) – you spend about one-third of your time doing it. Without sleep, you can’t maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create memories.
Sleep is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. Your brain and body stay remarkably active while you sleep. Sleep affects almost every type of tissue and system in the body – from the brain, heart and lungs to metabolism, immune function, and mood. Research suggests that better sleep plays a housekeeping role that eliminates toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.
In Ayurveda, sleep disorders are classified according to dosha. Doshas can have a distinctive influence on our preferences and habits. One’s constitution and the current state of balance will influence the types of sleep imbalances that are most likely to crop up. But any imbalances overlaying the constitution will also influence the situation.
Your sleep patterns change as you age but this varies significantly across individuals of the same age.
Making changes to your diet have can be an easy way to help. Here are the best foods to promote healthy sleeping.
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