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According to Ayurveda, there are 3 pillars of good health: food, relationships, and sleep.  Today let's look at sleep and the doshas.  Vatas get worn out easily, and need lots of sleep to renew themselves after a long day.  Vatas do best on 9-10 hours of sleep a night.  Yet, because the Vata mind is so restless, Vatas often have difficulty getting to sleep at night.  One solution is to take a warm bath and time to settle down before bedtime.  Pittas need an average amount of sleep, 7-8 hours is fine.  When Pitta has difficulty sleeping it is because they are thinking of work.  It's a good idea for Pittas to take a cool shower, and relax before bedtime.  Kaphas have a large reserve of energy and do not require as much sleep.  They can get by on 6-7 hours of sleep a night.  Kaphas tend to sleep soundly, and they may have trouble waking up!  Set the alarm to some uplifting music to help get the day started for sleepy Kaphas.  If you're having trouble sleeping due to stress or anxiety, Balance Ayurvedic has an herbal formula that can help.  AyurRenew.

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