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Archana K.*, Uthrapathi S., Mahalakshmi V., Mahadevan M. V. and Muthukumar N. J.


Introduction: Siddha system is the traditional system of medicine, It deals with human body by three humours which builds seven body constitutions. Any variation of these three humours leads to disease. In Siddha system athithookam is one of the kabha disorder, According to Sambasivampillai dictionary Athithookam is related to Hypersomnia. Hypersomnia is characterised by either excessive time spent sleeping or excessive day time sleepiness drowsiness, difficulty to co-ordination to work. Athithookam is developed by vitiated of kabha humour. Material and methods: A 74 years married male patient who was admitted in the IPD of Sirappu Maruthuvam Department of National Institute of Siddha, has complaints of excessive day time sleep, feels laziness, tiredness on every time for past 12 years.These symptoms are correlated with secondary hypersomnia which under the kabha disorder. Thulasi (Ocimum santum) is one of the herbal to cure kabha disorder. So, Thulasi Saaru Nasiyam (TSN) administered on alternative days for 30 days along with Siddha medication. Result: To reduced the symptoms of athithookam (secondary hypersomnia) without any complication during nasiyam treatment and the progressiveness was assessed by ESS. Conclusion: Excessive daytime sleepiness is highly impact on work, day to day activities and also family life. In Siddha, Therapeutic strategies of Thulasi Saaru Nasiyam which can improved quantity and quality in who suffered by EDS.

Keywords: Athithookam, Secondary hypersomnia, Thulasi Saaru Nasiyam, Epworth Sleep Scale.

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