Ayurvedic Insomnia Program

The Raj Insomnia Program, based on the science of Maharishi Ayurveda, provides the most comprehensive natural approach to sleep disorders available today, both in terms of identifying causes and providing treatment.

The Ayurvedic approach to insomnia is to re-establish balance throughout the body and restore natural sleep-wake cycles. According to Ayurveda, most chronic conditions, including insomnia, are triggered by a build-up of impurities brought on by diet, weak digestion, lifestyle, stress, and other factors. Eventually the accumulation of toxins interferes with the delicate biochemistry of the body, upsetting metabolism at every level, including brain metabolism and the regulation of sleep. The balance of the doshas—the underlying governing forces of the body— also becomes disturbed.

The multi-modality treatment program at The Raj helps to remove impurities, strengthen digestion and metabolism, balance the doshas, and bolster your body’s natural healing mechanisms. Our Ayurvedic experts will identify the specific imbalances at the basis of your insomnia and create a customized a program of detoxification therapies, diet, herbal supplements and lifestyle changes to help you return to balanced health.

With So Many Options, Why Choose The Raj?

Our goal is to help you progress toward balanced health during your stay and to give you the knowledge and tools you need to enjoy continued improvement when you return home.
  • Individualized Programs – Insomnia

    Our Ayurveda Experts will design a treatment program for your insomnia. You will leave with specialized recommendations to allow you to continue your progress at home.

  • Boutique Experience – Insomnia

    For 25 years The Raj has lead the field in Ayurveda treatments. By accepting only 15 guests at a time, The Raj maintains the highest quality of individualized service and treatment.


“After two days of panchakarma plus daily yoga, I felt I'd entered the uncharted zones beyond relaxation—and could easily get used to the feeling.”

“One of the seven recommended Ayurveda Health Centers in the U.S.A.”

"The Raj is truly a place to regain a radiant state of health, spiritual well-being, and youthfulness."

"One of the four recommended silent/meditative retreats."

"The center is both an enlightening and a therapeutic experience for those who are seeking a better understanding of their body and metabolism."

"By my second day, I began to notice that tension and imbalance seemed to be lifted from my body. I felt renewed, refreshed, with a clearer peace of mind, and it was like nothing I've felt before."

"One of the top seven destination spas capable of customizing an intimate, personalized spa experience that meets individual health goals."

Frequently Asked Questions

Many disorders can occur when toxins build up in tissues. An accumulation of toxins in the physiology can block the channels of circulation, diminishing the natural cleansing processes of the body and therefore allowing more impurities to accumulate in the tissues. Eventually the chronic build-up of toxins and impurities interfere with the delicate biochemistry of the body, upsetting metabolism at every level, including brain metabolism and the regulation of sleep. These toxins also cause imbalances in the three doshas (the governing principles of the body).

The Ayurvedic purification treatments, known as Panchakarma, are the most important and powerful feature of The Raj Insomnia Program. These luxurious treatments cleanse deep-seated impurities from the tissues and open the channels of circulation throughout the body, balancing the doshas and resulting in improved digestion and metabolism. These time-tested purification therapies provide the most thorough internal cleansing programs available in Ayurvedic medicine. Research has shown that these treatments remove a class of toxins (fat-soluble toxins) that no other purification programs can remove.

Your daily two-hour Panchakarma treatments (a series of massage, heat treatments, and mild internal cleansing) form the cornerstone of your in-residence stay at The Raj.

According to Ayurveda, there four basic kinds of insomnia; one associated with an imbalance of Vata dosha, one associated with an imbalance of Pitta dosha, one that involves a combination of Vata and Pitta imbalances, and one that is associated with an imbalance in Kapha dosha.

Classic Vata-based insomnia involves difficulty in falling asleep; your mind cannot shut down, and you lie in bed thinking over the day’s activities, worrying and/or feeling anxiety.

Classic Pitta-based insomnia involves waking up continually during the night, or waking up between 2:00 am and 4:00 am, unable to go back to sleep. Sometimes feelings of anger or fear accompany this wakefulness. Other times, the experience is one of great energy.

If you have difficulty falling asleep and also wake up during the night, your insomnia is a combination of Vata and Pitta imbalances. This is a delicate condition which needs immediate attention.

Classic Kapha-based insomnia involves sleeping for eight hours or more but failing to feel refreshed on waking Many people with this imbalance find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

During your initial Ayurveda Consultation our team of experts will identify which doshas are involved in your sleep condition and will create a customized program to address those imbalances and help restore balanced health.

At the beginning of your in-residence stay for insomnia, The Raj Ayurveda experts will use the ancient technique of pulse assessment to determine your body’s natural state of balance and your current level of imbalance.  This is an evaluation of the deepest levels of physiological functioning that control your healing and self-repair mechanisms. Disruptions on this level are the root cause of most chronic disorders, including insomnia.

Ayurveda recognizes that different people can have insomnia for many different reasons and will need very different treatment programs to help reverse their condition.  Our team of experts will create an individualized program to the address the specific imbalances that are causing your sleep disturbances. This is the value of the initial Ayurveda consultation at the beginning of your in-residence treatment program.

Insomnia can be triggered by stress, anxiety and mental fatigue. This is due to the hormonal changes and other biochemical responses to stress that can aggravate the nervous system, adversely affecting digestion, metabolism and the natural balance of the doshas. These imbalances can eventually start affecting your physical and mental health to such a degree that they appear to be the primary cause for your disturbed sleep. Enhancing the body’s ability to recover from stress is an integral part of The Raj’s approach to treating insomnia and sleep disorders.

A 45-year-old female farm manager had a lifetime history of insomnia, with difficulty both falling asleep and with frequent awakening during the night. It had been felt that this was related to an underlying depression. 

She had an initial improvement with an herbal program designed to prepare her for in-residence treatment. She subsequently attended an in-residence program, followed by a home program including dietary prescriptions and herbal preparations. Eighteen months following her in-residence program, she continued free of symptoms of depression and insomnia and experienced no further difficulty falling or staying asleep.

The Raj Ayurveda Health Consultants recommend practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique for removing the stress component of fatigue, pain, insomnia and other symptoms of asthma. Published scientific articles outline the effectiveness of the TM practice for both pain relief and insomnia.

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The entire Raj staff is responsible and caring. After six days of treatment I felt calmer, had more energy, and slept better than I had in a long time.

Jan McNally

My body is no longer in pain with bursitis and arthritis, and my insomnia is less severe, much better.  I feel I have been given tools to better my spiritual, mental, and physical health.


This is the place to come if you have any health problem that conventional medicine can’t help you with. True healing begins at The Raj. I’ll say no more: come  heal.

Carrie G.

Individualized, All-Inclusive Programs

Guests arrive at The Raj with their own personal set of health and wellness goals. Our commitment is to help you understand your unique individual nature, to identify areas of imbalance, and to create a customized treatment program to address your needs. Our all-inclusive packages include everything you need to experience optimal results, and to continue your progress when you return home.

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