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Pitta individuals have trouble falling asleep, but they tend to sleep through the night.
Dreams are a sign of physical or psychological 'ama' or toxicity. The images are often symbolic of challenges you are facing. The emotions, more than the images, you experience in the dream, may signify emotions you are trying to resolve in your waking...
An irregular sleep schedule aggravates the liver and creates emotional instability. Although the mind loves freedom, the body loves stability. Regular mealtimes and bed schedule is the foundation of a healthy routine. There are many causes of poor...
After 10pm you might notice a 'second wind' of energy that lasts until 1am. Many people use their second wind energy for working late, reading, and otherwise keeping the mind or body active. The second wind is actually for cleansing your organs, and is...
Kapha 'Light sleepers' are often sensitive to disturbance by light or noise. Vata 'Light sleepers' are often woken up by digestive distress, dreams, or a racing mind when stress hormones are activated between 4am-6am. Many people wake up to to the...
Night-time urination and indigestion can cause some people to wake up in the middle of the night. If you have trouble falling asleep, stay in bed. Avoid reading, watching TV, or otherwise exposing the eyes to light during the night.
Insomnia is generally associated with dry Vata constitution. When fluids are depleted, the heart, which houses the mind in Chinese Medicine, becomes deficient and beats rapidly. It can no longer ground the mind and thus the mind "wanders homeless at...
Sleep apnea is a condition in where a person's breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It is caused by a physical blockage of the airway, usually due to the collapse of the...
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