“In spite of being totally exhausted, I can’t sleep.” “It takes me hours and hours to fall asleep.” “I can’t focus during the day.”
This or a similar experience is what people report when suffering from prolonged sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can wear one down. During the night, thoughts rush through the mind. Those affected with sleep disorders waver back and forth, are afraid of facing the next day and are often in despair. When the regeneration of the night’s sleep isn’t sufficient, a person suffers. Impaired concentration, lack of memory, melancholy or irritability, as well as a general aversion to life, appear. No matter what the actual cause is: The battery is empty and cannot be fully recharged through the normal regeneration of a night’s sleep.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on loss of a night’s sleep?