Concept of insomnia (Sahr) and its basic principles of management in unani system of medicine: A review
Abul Faiz and Ferasat Ali
The whole world is facing very serious problems with life style disorders and non- infectious diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, psychological disorders, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, diabetic foot, muscular disorders etc. now days, insomnia (sahr) is a common problem throughout the world, and is defined as difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep or non-restorative sleep, associated with significant morbidity. Unani scholar and researcher clear that Sleeplessness increases with age due to increase formation of melancholic humor in advance stages. Sleep strengthens vital force (Quwā Haywāniyya), pneuma (Rūh), and promotes proper digestion of food. Sleep provides Freshness of organs by abolishing tiredness and prepares the body for further work which is necessary for normal health and maintenance of the power of body . Insomnia leads to stress, fatigue, anxiety, excessive resolution of body fluid which leads to reduction of defensive mechanism of the body thus it leads to health deterioration. In this review paper we aims to define insomnia, what are the causes of insomnia, sign and symptoms of insomnia, complications and basic principle of management.
How to cite this article:
Abul Faiz, Ferasat Ali. Concept of insomnia (Sahr) and its basic principles of management in unani system of medicine: A review. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):263-265.