Insomnia is a sleep disorder, where a patient suffers from sleeplessness, annoyance, agitation and depression. When such restlessness becomes a habit it can put your health is serious peril. Insomnia deals with two types of conditions – one is difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep for as long as one desires, and the another issue is poor quality of sleep. If you are suffering from either of the above mentioned conditions related to sleep disorder for more than three to four weeks, then you need medical assistance.

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The symptoms of insomnia can be listed as follows:

  • Inability to fall asleep for days together
  • Disturbed, broken and poor quality of sleep
  • Sleepiness and fatigue during the day
  • Agitation, irritability and anxiety
  • Difficulty faced in concentration and memory


A variety of causes can lead to insomnia such as Tension, Depression and Stress. The circumstances that lead to insomnia are usually:

  • Irritation or slight degree of pain
  • Uncomfortable surroundings such as insufficient covering in winter or hot nights without fan
  • Overfull stomach causing discomfort
  • Continuous worry
  • Fever infection or nervous weakness
  • Encountering stressful conditions
  • Strident noise and light
  • Drastic changes in sleep schedules (jet lag, change in working shifts)

All the above mentioned conditions prevent the brain from obtaining the degree of relaxation which is a prerequisite for sleep. If a condition is temporary, the affected person may suffer from disturbed sleep now and then.

Common Herbs that help induce sleep:

First let us be clear about what to avoid when suffering from insomnia, avoid caffeine, fizzy drinks, sweet food and over-the-counter sedative medicines as they can have side effects. Eat food that is rich in carbohydrates such as whole grains; even food rich in magnesium act as natural sedatives and this includes green vegetables, brewer's yeast, wheat, and almonds & cashews. Herbs like chamomile, lavender, valerian and kava have benign soporific values, you can make a bed time tea using these herbs to get some good night's sleep.


I had changed my job and was having trouble adjusting to the new work environment and pressure. This stress was transformed into insomnia and my work suffered even more. I contacted Dr. Ritu Bharadwaj and she gave me a perfect remedy to this problem. Now, I am one of the best performing employees in my office, and I sleep well every night for eight hours without break these days.

I never realized what sleeplessness was doing to me until I went into depression. I was deprived of proper sleep and rest for a prolonged period of time and did not pay much attention to this problem. Gradually I got so depressed that I had serious problem remembering small things and I had no idea what caused to such condition. Thanks, to Dr. Ritu Bharadwaj for treating me in time and rapidly.

My grandmother suffered from insomnia after the sad demise of my grandfather. It was very sad for me to see her suffering like that, and I did not want to give her sedatives. So I talked to Dr. Ritu Bharadwaj about her condition and she gave me a remedy that had no side effects and was completely natural. My grandmother sleeps well now.