Stress in Ayurveda for non sleeping in daytimeIn Ayurveda we can read as follows in regards to the sleeping in day time. Though we have a habit of sleeping in the afternoons, it is not advisable according to ayurveda.
Vyaayaamancha vyavaayancha dhaavanam baanamEva cha |
Yuddhancha geethancha paaTancha muhoortham bhuktavaan thyajEth ||
After intake of any food one should avoid exercise, intercourse, running, water intake, fighting, singing, teaching for a period of 48 minutes that is one Muhurtha period. It consists of the sleeping also. Sleeping in the daytime increases the khaba in the body and the areas like chest, belly and back (seating place) gets more flesh and thereby the body got unshaped. If one has to sleep in the daytime or night immediately after intake of food, he/she should walk for 100 feet and then going to bed is advisable.