Author Topic: Has meditation aided your sleep?  (Read 93 times)

Townsend

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Has meditation aided your sleep?
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:52:34 PM »
Hi guys,
I’m a university student working on a project to help insomnia sufferers. I’m fascinated by the concept of meditation aiding people.
I was wondering if anyone here has suffered from sleeping disorders and what is your approach as well as findings? Feel free to message me.

Cheers,

-Heath

dharma bum

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Re: Has meditation aided your sleep?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 03:22:48 PM »
i have mixed reports. when i do breathing-based meditation at night, either when lying in bed or sitting, i find that i become aware how tired/sleepy i am and fall asleep. the calming of the mind and body helps me fall asleep.

sometimes, if i'm not tired, then a more mindful approach actually makes me stay awake. i find that a few hours have passed - it's 2 o'clock and i'm still not asleep.
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raushan

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Re: Has meditation aided your sleep?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 04:12:23 PM »
I used to have for only few months(3-4) but then I started meditation and exercise it is no longer the issue for me.