Ayurveda, the ancient life-science emphasizes
on prevention of disease and maintaining the health. For
this, trayopstambha i.e aahara, nidra and brahmacharya
forms the three essential pillars of life. Today due to
changed lifestyle we can see changed pattern of diet and
sleep which eventually leads to disease. Sound and
adequate sleep has various benefits on mind and body.
Nidranash i.e primary insomnia is increasing nowadays
due to changed work pattern and food habits. The
increasing number of hormonal disorders, hypertension,
obesity is due to the lack of proper sleep. Ayurveda has
also emphasized on dietary, daily regimen, panchakarma
techniques to overcome the nidranash. In this article, an
attempt has been made to review the effects of nidranash
on hormones and its management.
Keywords : Nidra, Sleep, Nidranash, Circadian Rhythm, Nidranash Management.