Sleeping in the afternoon on hot summer days reduces physical and mental fatigue, helps restore energy. Apart from this, there is relief to a great extent from the problems occurring in the summer season.
The summer season has reached its peak. During this time it has become even more important for people to take care of their health. Actually, in the months of May-June, heat waves start wreaking havoc. The hot afternoon winds increase the risk of ‘heatstroke’. The problem of ‘heatstroke’ is common in summer, but due to negligence it can prove to be fatal. In such a situation, people need to take precautions to avoid the problem of heatstroke. Ayurveda doctor Deeksha Bhavsar Sanwaliya on her social media handle has given some Ayurvedic rules to avoid sunstroke/heatstroke and advised to follow them in summer. Let’s know about them-
Diva-svapa (must take sleep during the day) In Ayurveda, people are advised to sleep in the afternoon during the summer season. This is because the temperature is highest during this time. If we step out in the afternoon, the sun sucks up all our energy. That’s why Ayurveda advises people to sleep in a cool place at home instead of going out in the afternoon. Sleeping in the afternoon on hot summer days reduces physical and mental fatigue, helps restore energy. Apart from this, there is relief to a great extent from the problems occurring in the summer season. In Ayurveda, the time and position of sleeping in the afternoon has also been mentioned. According to Ayurveda, it is best to sleep 1 hour after having lunch. Apart from this, while sleeping in the afternoon, sleep on the left side.
gold under the moon Ayurveda advises people to sleep under the moon during the summer season. Even today in the village, people sleep under the moon in the open space or on the terrace instead of in the rooms. Sleeping under the moon at night removes the tiredness of the day. Moonlight helps to cool the mind, which in turn leads to a peaceful and sound night’s sleep.
Drink pot water- Ayurveda advises people to drink naturally cold water. People should drink cold water kept in a pot instead of fridge water. It will keep the body cool and healthy in summer. Apart from pot water, people should drink lotus, rose, poppy, mint, coriander water to beat the heat. Seasonal fruits like grapes, watermelon, pomegranate and natural soft drinks like bael, coconut water, sugarcane juice, sattu, gulkand should be consumed to maintain water balance in the body during summer.
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