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Insomnia and Unani treatment

  By : , New Delhi, India       14.9.2010         13 Comments          Phone:8287833547, 7042502204          Mail Now
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Insomnia is a symptom, not a stand-alone diagnosis or a disease. By definition, insomnia is "difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both" and it may be due to inadequate quality or quantity of sleep. Insomnia is not defined by a specific number of hours of sleep that one gets, since individuals vary widely in their sleep needs and practices. Although most of us know what insomnia is and how we feel and perform after one or more sleepless nights, few seek medical advice. Many people remain unaware of the behavioral and medical options available to treat insomnia. 

Insomnia is generally classified based on the duration of the problem. Not everyone agrees on one definition, but generally:

  1. Symptoms lasting less than one week are classified as Transient Insomnia

  2. Symptoms between one to three weeks are classified as Short-term Insomnia, and 

  3. Those longer than three weeks are classified as Chronic Insomnia.


Insomnia may be caused by a host of different reasons. These causes may be divided into situational factors, medical or psychiatric conditions, or primary sleep problems. Insomnia could also be classified by the duration of the symptoms into Transient, Short-term, or Chronic. Transient insomnia generally last less than seven days; short-term insomnia usually lasts for about one to three weeks, and chronic insomnia lasts for more than three weeks.

Many of the causes of Transient and Short-term Insomnia are similar and they include:

  • Jet lag

  • Changes in shift work

  • Excessive or unpleasant noise

  • Uncomfortable room temperature (too hot or too cold)

  • Stressful situations in life (exam preparation, unemployment, divorce, or separation)

  • Presence of an acute medical or surgical illness or hospitalization

  • Withdrawal from drug, alcohol, sedative, or stimulant medications

  • Insomnia related to high altitude (mountains)

Causes of Chronic or long-term Insomnia

The majority of causes of chronic or long-term insomnia are usually linked to an underlying psychiatric or physiologic (medical) condition.

Psychological related insomnia

The most common psychological problems that may lead to insomnia include: 

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • mania

  • depression.

In fact, insomnia may be an indicator of depression. Many people will have insomnia during the acute phases of a mental illness.

Medication related Insomnia

Certain medications have also been associated with insomnia. Among them are:

  • Certain over-the-counter cold and asthma preparations.

  • The prescription varieties of these medications may also contain stimulants and thus produce similar effects on sleep.

  • Certain medications for high BP have also been associated with poor sleep. 

  • Some medications used to treat depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

Other causes of Insomnia

Common stimulants associated with poor sleep include caffeine and nicotine. You should consider not only restricting caffeine and nicotine use in the hours immediately before bedtime but also limiting your total daily intake.

People often use alcohol to help induce sleep, as a nightcap. However, it is a poor choice. Alcohol is associated with sleep disruption and creates a sense of nonrefreshed sleep in the morning.

A disruptive bed partner with loud snoring or periodic leg movements also may impair your ability to get a good night's sleep.

High risk groups for Insomnia

In addition to the above medical conditions, certain groups may be at higher risk for developing insomnia:

  • Travelers

  • Shift workers with frequent changing of shifts

  • Seniors

  • Adolescent or young adult students

  • Pregnant women, and

  • Menopausal women

Unani Treatment

  • Sheerah Khaskhas 10 ml

  • Hareera magaz baadam

  • Rogan kaddo or rogan Baadam for application on scalp

  • Khameera Khaskhas 10 gm with sheerah Tukhm kahoo 10 ml two times 

  • Sharbat Khaskhas 30ml with Arq Baid Musk 70 ml two times daily.

  • Tukhm Khaskhas 7 gm, Tukhm kahoo muqassar 4 gm, prepare sheera in Arq gau zaban 100 ml and use with Sharbat Khaskhaas 30 ml two times daily.

For any of the detail consult free at 9379559363.


Reply Posted On :
22 - 12 - 2018

There are 6 points in unani treatment for insomnia, then any one or all of these will be done.please suggest.

Reply Posted On :
1 - 9 - 2018

Sir please give price and is this medecine sugar free?

Reply Posted On :
17 - 4 - 2018

I am not able to sleep , I hardly sleep 3-4 hours in 24hours, my head pains , my legs feels heavy , I feel very irritating and unpleasant, this condition is having since 3 months. I request you to tell something about this.

   AMIT K VYAS, Mumbai, India
Reply Posted On :
5 - 1 - 2018

Would like to seek a Unani therapy for my depression and repeated irrational thoughts ( Obsessions in medical terminology. I have BEEN ON ANTI-DEPRESSANTS for the last 18 years.

   sayad shabir, SAMBALPUR
Reply Posted On :
2 - 11 - 2017

i have been suffering from sleeplessness from 3 years. Taking medicine from doctor pls advice me .sambalpur pin-768001 orissa .

   Shrikant , Bangalore
Reply Posted On :
19 - 7 - 2017

Last two years back my BP raised to 190/103 & got treated. But from the day itself I am not getting sleep in night. Presently I am taking troika 0.25 suggest unani medicine.

   Shrikant , Bangalore
Reply Posted On :
19 - 7 - 2017

Last two years back my BP raised to 190/103 & got it treated. But from that day on I am not getting sleep at night. Presently I am taking troika 0.25 suggest Unani medicine.

Reply Posted On :
12 - 6 - 2017

I have big problem for sleeping Please advice immediate I am living in Saudi

   M. Amin, Bikaner
Reply Posted On :
15 - 9 - 2016

R sir, I am hypertension patient with addiction of alprex for last four years.I want to get rid off from alprex. No sleep or sound sleep with out alprex. Above list of unanimous medicines is too long. Kindly prescribe one or two effective medicines for insomnia.

Dr I Hasan, Delhi Posted On : 24 - 1 - 2017
Go for cupping therapy over head and 1, 55 points. sure you will get rid from insomnia.

   M.K.kaul, V aishali,Ghaziabad (U.:P)
Reply Posted On :
18 - 12 - 2015

Problem of insomnia, very less sleep is with me right from mychildhood and it persists me even now at the age of over 76.

Dr. Arif Md Khan, Sultanpur Posted On : 2 - 4 - 2017
Dear Sir Please go for Hijama (Cupping Therapy) after proper screening. Hijama + Unani Medicines will help you a lot.

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   Dr Fazeenah Hameed, Sri lanka
Reply Posted On :
3 - 1 - 2015

This would be very useful if you correlate unani concept with modern in both causes and treatment. i would like to get unani concept in this regard.

   Fatima , Johannesburg South Africa
Reply Posted On :
24 - 3 - 2014

please help me with the name of the things one must get

   Zara, England
Reply Posted On :
2 - 4 - 2012

I have chronic insomnia for abt 6 yrs i get no sleep at all. i am 30yrs old and my stomach and liver are very weak, i have fond a unani herbalist who has given me majun paste for my liver and weak stomach as i am not making blood from my food this is causing me not to be able to fall asleep. I get acute diarreah and alot of farting after eating my food what advice cn u giv


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