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Sleeplessness, fast pulse, deep breathing. What is wrong? Yoga solution?

Not sure where to turn, 7 years experience of middle of night wakefulness . had a saliva test for hormones and adrenals, both out of whack, but which came first? Have tried many herbal solutions and even one pharmaceutical, but nothing holds, always end up after 6 months or so, back to sleeplessness . Now experiencing periods of what feels like fast pulse, have to take deep breaths, try to calm nervous system . Daily yoga practitioner and healthy eater, very little caffeine, can t take it. what is up?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
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I believe you are over ridden by anxiety or having some wrong life style as going to bed just after having meals without a strawl or having an introvert personality. You should try to share and enjoy life adopt proper routine , feelpleasure at heart and expel the psychosis of diseases such as tachy cardia. When it responds to calming of nervous system it is due to anxiety. Body massage and shirodhara will help you.
Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response
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The insomnia and disturbed sleep has many causative factors. Some major cause among them are growing age, any health issues associated like arthrittis spondylosis, any emotional factor or anxiety state of mind, restless leg syndrome, any cardiac related disorder, any respiratory disorder, snoring ettc. At the growing age the over all hormonal synthesis and secretion get depressed as an aging process so that does not make a good sleep. Similarly any anxiety state of mind or over sensitive emotional natured person thinks little mater more seriously and that build up an anxiety state of mind. In the night during sleep those anxiety state exist at the subconscious state of mind and comes out during sleep. As you are telling of rapid pulse and takes deep breath so that could be the cause of anxiety state of mind. The second thing of any heart diseases . as you are telling of takes deep breath that because you need more oxygen. so need more more oxygen might be due to inadequate oxygenation result from lungs cant adequately expanding result from any heart related disorders or lungs related disorder. So to rule out this causes it is needed to go for an cardiology and pulmonology check up. If those things are ruled out then the only cause left is anxiety state of mind. If there is any cardiac related cause so the proper treatment is required. If the cause is anxiety related then anxiolytic medications with meditations, exercise, positive thoughts, some good homeopathic medicines which are helpful also to cure anxiety condition all those will be helpful.
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Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. fast pulse could be due to your over anxious state, and possibly due to high thyroid hormone resulting in high pulse and overactive nervous system.
2. could be sleep maintenance insomnia which is quite a common problem among many of us.'
3. get rid of clock from your room, otherwise seeing/watching time will put more stress on you in getting back to sleep.
4. any hidden depression leading to night waking? any day time napping?
5. take a light shower before retiring to bed along with foot massage and listen to soft music.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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