— Celebrating World Sleep Day — Ayurveda says that our day actually starts when we went to sleep the night before; meaning the quality of our day, is reflected in the state of mind or energy with which we went to sleep in. Sleep by Ayurveda is prescribed according to your dosha and life cycle. With Kapha needing the least sleep, & pregnant women, children or those convalescing needing extra sleep. Getting to bed during the kapha cycle from 6pm - 10pm ensures a sound nights sleep, as after 10pm we tip over into Pitta, which means the mind becomes highly active again, making it difficult to get to sleep, or sleep deeply.
The importance of sleep during this Pitta time can’t be over estimated. During Pitta time (10pm - 2am) the liver is cleansing the blood and the body is absorbing essential micro nutrients into the large intestine.
If you love the inspiration you find during those late night hours, try switching to an early morning wake up.. during the Vata cycle (2am - 6am). Rising between 4am and 6am allows us time uninterrupted by emails and phone calls, and provides, lightness, coolness and clarity to the subtle mind and body. The special time known as ‘brahma muhurta’ is two periods before dawn, in the span during twilight. Wisdom beings throughout the ages have utilised this time to expand their knowledge, "as it symbolised light in all its meanings: illumination, wisdom, heat and buoyancy” - Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Everyday Ayurveda. ✨
#WorldSleepDay is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.
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