sleepwhisperer podcast003 – Ayurveda and Sleep with Dr Manmohan
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

003 – Ayurveda and Sleep with Dr Manmohan

We have Dr Manmohan, Chief Physician at Ayurveda Gram Heritage Wellness Centre for this exciting episode! Deepa and Dr Manmohan sit down to discuss how Ayurveda looks at sleep. Poor sleep looks different in different doshas, or body types.

Dr Manmohan has 30 years of experience in Ayurveda. He took time to compound his knowledge in traditional Ayurveda by learning unique treatment methods as practiced by the traditional physicians of Kerala. Presently he is heading a team of expert physicians at Ayurveda Gram Heritage Wellness Centre in Bangalore helping heal patients from different parts of the world. He specialises in infertility, metabolic disorders, auto-Immune diseases, spine and joint Issues, stress and depression, skin ailments, gastrointestinal disorders.

In this episode, Dr Manmohan and Deepa talk about different doshas. Dr Manmohan explains doshas in a way that you might never have heard before! He speaks into how every person is truly unique and bioindividual. He also speaks about how stress manifests in people of different doshas? Does the methodology to improving resilience to stress and improving the quality of sleep differ in these doshas? What is most exciting is that Dr Manmohan takes us through practical usage of herbs and oils in simple ways that an support your sleep.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • Dr Manmohan’s origin story and how did your interest in Ayurveda happen?
  • Form, Transformation and Dynamic Change.
  • Good & bad energy, and which systems in your body require the most energy?
  • Magical ways to know your doshas and understand what can impact you positively and negatively
  • What does Ayurveda say about sleep disorder? How does sleep issues vary in each dosha?
  • How you program your circadian rhythm based on habits? How can this be challenging or supportive? One of the things that Ayurveda has been saying from ancient times is the role of circadian rhythms. What is the Ayurveda blueprint for healthy circadian rhythms?
  • When is that unusual situation when you actually need to prevent all sleep for a few days?
  • How does looking at yourself in the mirror come before medication?
  • What are some herbs that that are fairly safe to use and can help people improve their sleep, rather than reaching for prescription drugs which can be potentially addictive, dangerous and counterproductive? How should you use them?
  • Foot pack of a common weed to help sleep?
  • In terms of Ayurveda therapies used in Ayurvedic centres to treat sleep disorders, what are some of the common ones? What are practices that you can do at home to support your sleep?
  • What are Dr Manmohan’s personal recommendations for better sleep?

To source the herbs and oils mentioned on the show, visit and order your supplies:

  1. Chandanadi Tailam – for external application on the apex of the head 30-60 minutes before a head bath
  2. Drakshadi Kwath tablets – two tablets each 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner
  3. Manasamithravatakam – two tablets powdered and mixed with some warm water and taken at bed time
  4. Maha Kalyanakam Ghritam – two level teaspoons of this medicated ghee on an empty stomach on waking up in the morning

For more on Dr Manmohan, you can follow him on Instagram @keralaayurvedaltd and on Facebook as or, and through the website

-For more on Deepa, The Sleep Whisperer, be sure to follow her on Instagram  and and on Facebook and you can also mail Deepa at [email protected] or find her at and

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Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

Thank you Universe!❤️ #bookstagram #book #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #books #harpercollinsindia #author #authorsofinstagram #authors #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #writerscommunity #nutrition #sleep #sleeplessnights #sleepaid #sleeping #sleepingbeauty #insomniac #insomniaproblems @phytothrive_yogini @himalayan.yogi

#testimonial Deepa's detailed approach and calm demeanour makes you feel you are in the hands of a healer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I can lean on her expertise. She answered all my queries. Highly recommend Phytothrive. Deepa has extensive knowledge in functional nutrition and wholistic wellness - her approach is deep rooted and methodical. It was truly life changing for me! I have learned so much from Deepa. I am able to better understand the why's and how's of eating for a healthy mind and body. I had chronic inflammation, insomnia and pain when I started consulting with Deepa. These eight months have been therapeutic in so many ways. I do feel empowered by the knowledge and tools that Deepa has painstakingly explained through her detailed notes and chats. I am really grateful for her guidance.

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#cleanliving #greenlifestyle #healthmatters #holistichealth #holisticmedicine #intuitiveliving #mindbodygreen #liveinspired #mindandbody #mindfulliving #nourishyourself #mindbodyspirit #nutrition #nutritionexpert #foodasmedicine #integrativenutrition #holisticnutrition #immunityboost #gutbrainconnection #healthyfoodadvice #nutrientdense #nourishtoflourish #microbiome #nutritionbloggers #healersofinstagram #healingjourney #youaremagic #youarepowerful #manifestyourlife #positiveintentions via @mysleepwhisperer @himalayan.yogi ...

Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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