No sound sleep, its Remedy
No sound sleep its remedy – “Dini Avaz 101 Question Answers”
Q)Many Zoroastrians, young and old, these days complain of not getting adequate sleep or getting disturbed sleep.
Is there any way, from the religious angle, by which this can be remedied?
A) Outside of medical and psychiatric help, there is a wonderful care for the problem mentioned by you.
First of all, you must ensure that the bed or couch is kept clean and neat. One’s head should always be either towards
the south or the east. Try and keep a small metallic container (preferably copper or in the last resort, german
silver) with fresh Gao-mez (Taro) behind the head of the person suffering from disturbed sleep.
During sleep, the Ushtan or life force does not flow freely.
Only about half of it is received by the body. Therefore, the attack on the force of darkness (Gashik) on the Khoreh is
In the unseen worlds, there are 3 yazads who direct the Ushtan – Meher, Sarosh & Rashnu. Therefore, a
specific Nirang, which induces sleep, invokes these three Divine Entities. If one recites this Nirang (given below), the
Gashik is kept within limits.
Again, during sleep, the astral body (Kehrp) is in a slightly detached state vis-a-vis the physical body, because of
which, the lower sprites can create disturbances and disorders. The recitation of this Nirang is a sure-fire remedy
to keep these spirits at bay and avoid bad dreams and nightmares.
Of course, preceding this Nirang, to be recited just before falling asleep, every Zoroastrian is supposed to recite the
Sarosh Yasht (Vadi), which among other things regulates one’s Mithra (thought-force) in that subconscious state.
Therefore, one should perform the Kushti near the bed, and then recite the Nirang.In this Pazend Nirang, there are two Avesta words, Ahurem Mazdanm, which is a name (Esm), whose special effect of the jupiterian Atar-e-Froba, helps one in sleep, through Sarosh Yazad. (No Baj is to be taken or left for this Nirang).
“Naam-I-Yazad, Naam-I-Ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni Yaz-I Yaar,
Yaz-I-Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar Meher Srosh Yaar
Srosh Gushdaar Kasney Paityaar AHUREM MAZDANM
Ahuramazd va Ameshaspandaan Va Meher Srosh Rashne,
Naam-i- Yazad Naam-i-ahuramazd Khuda Avazuni, Ashem Vohu (1). 
 Answer given by Mr. Adi Doctor, from “Dini Avaz 101 Question Answers” pg.103,104.
Courtesy : K.F.Keravala