Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What time to get to bed at night?

Timing is everything!
Ayurveda Pitha Vatha Kapha for a better sleep sooner
Pitha Vatha Kapha
for a Better Sleep Sooner

When it comes to a waking up having had a 'great sleep', so much can depend on timing.

In Ayurveda, an ancient and widely used form of holistic healthcare originating in India, it is believed that aligning ones daily activity with the vibrational movements of nature can lead to a more balanced and healthy life.

In a nutshell, there are three periods to the day, Pitha 10-2(am/pm) Vatha 2-6(am/pm) and Kapha 6-10(am/pm).
Pitta time is the time of the evening when the metabolism is at its highest and in the middle of the night that means it is the best time to be in a deep sleep - so that the body can do what it is designed to do (eliminate, rebalance, heal, detox, etc).

So, to put it simply, getting your head on the pillow before 10pm, especially if sleep is an issue in your life, is the key to dropping into a deep and healthy sleep so that the healing that come from a deep sleep can occur.

Becoming aware of the timing of sleep can have a massive influence on the depth and the power of the sleep that we get. In the end it is all about how we feel during the day.

Ref:
Ayurveda on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayurveda
Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ayurveda_humors.svg#filelinks