A CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON NIDRA AS ADHARNIYA VEGA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SHIFT WORK SLEEP DISORDER

Jadhav Suchita Tanajirav, Anil Kumar Sharma, Gugulothu Ramesh, Hitesh Kumar Kaushik, Anu Saini, Amit Mehra

Abstract


The ultimate motto of Ayurveda is to achieve health of mortal. Nidra is one of the most important
dimensions of health associated with happiness. It is essential phenomenon for maintenance and
restoration of both body and mind. Man of this techno-world is trying to get overcome such harmonious features by elaborating
his mental dimensions. But, the biological clock which is mandatory for the well being of life's rhythm is not ready to recognize
these upsetting created by him. Once this harmony is violated his sleep as well as total health will be hampered because sleep
runs according to biological clock. The importance of sleep is well accepted by modern science because of its restorative,
recuperative and resting actions to the living organisms. If lack of sleep is occurred due to shift work sleep disorder(S.W.S.D.) it
will cause symptoms of insomnia in association with gastro-intestinal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders,
immunity disorders, cancer and reproductive issues. Ayurveda acharyas have long ago identied the negative consequences
of night awakening in the context of Adharniya Vegas which causes drowsiness, headache, heaviness in the eyes, etc. These
symptoms are similar with the symptoms of sleep work disorders. So, in present article it is an attempt to correlate concept of
Nidra as Adharniya Vega with shift work sleep disorder.


Keywords


Adharniya Vega, Nidra , Shift work sleep disorder, Circadian Rhythm

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