AN ASSOCIATION OF NIDRA AND EFFECTS ON SHUKRADHATU W.R.T. REDUCED SPERM QUALITY-A REVIEW
Keywords:Infertility, Sleep, Kleebata, Shukra-kshaya, Trayopasthanbha, Shukra
Today in this era of competitive world one has to work extra mile in order to sustain in this world. To do this, one starts on compromising on his daily dose of sleep. Sleep deprivation is now being recognized as an increasingly common condition. However, very little is known about how fertility is affected by sleep quantity and quality i.e. to what degree, and by what mechanisms, do Nidra (sleep) and/or its disturbances affect fertility. Ayurveda is an eternal system of medicine well known for its multi-dimensional and holistic approach towards humankind. Utility of Ayurveda starts right from shrushti utpatti (creation origin) until death. Nidra (Proper Sleep) is one of the trayopasthambhas (Triads of Health) that is described in classical Ayurveda texts on which the traya-sthambha i.e. vaat, pitta, kapha are dependent. According to Acharya Kashyap, a good quality sleep at proper time is the characteristics of a healthy man. Taking improper or inadequate nidra as per requirements on a regular basis affects once mental, physical, emotional well-being. Several studies have found a relationship between sleep and morbidity, mortality, fertility of an individual. The objective of this review is to synthesize that how sleep disturbances is related to reproductive capacity, according to the ancient literature. This article aims to study the relationship between nidra and its effects on shukradhatu (Reproductive tissue). Thus, new avenues for clinical intervention about how sleep disturbance is associated with infertility may be possible.
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