Anyone who has ever had trouble getting enough sleep knows just how much exhaustion effects every aspect of your life. An April 2012 paper published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology takes a look at a wealth of studies that have been done in the past 55 years.
This paper reports that meditators (both TM and Vipassana) experience “enhanced states of SWS and REM sleep compared to that of non-meditating control group.” We know that the act of meditating itself is restful. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) controls bodily functions that are usually beneath our conscious awareness. If the thought of shifting your life seems both exciting and daunting, I would love to support you on your unique transformative path. Everyone has trouble sleeping from time to time – but for some people it can become a chronic condition of endless sleepless nights. It can be difficult to switch off after a long day and this is where relaxation and meditation is useful. This sleep meditation album, A Guided Journey To Deep Sleep, is designed to help you sleep well at night.
Each track builds on the previous to assist you to let go of the worries of your day and drift off into a deep, peaceful sleep. With a running time of 45 minutes, the Sleep Meditation MP3 Download starts with the above introduction, before moving into the Guided Journey to Deep Sleep, and leaves you drifting on a warm cloud of relaxation, as the gentle and rhythmic sound of the oceans’ waves get you into a deep, deep sleep.
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He brings this spiritual wisdom to his guided meditations, creating a unique experience for the listener. Inadequate sleep leads to chronic fatigue, lethargy, poor concentration and adversely affects one’s decision-making abilities. Unfortunately, with hectic schedules and increasing amounts of time spent glued to smart phones and laptops, sleep disturbance is a common phenomenon.
There are several types of meditation, but some are especially helpful to those who crave a good night’s sleep.
Attention may be put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. Meditators often start with short periods of 10 minutes or so a day, and increase the time with practice. Guided imagery is a form of meditation in which one’s guide leads the practitioner through a series of visualizations. This meditation has certain similar elements of guided imagery meditation, but is more goal-specific. All these ways of meditation help one to clear one’s mind of the negativity that has built up in the mind’s subconscious, caused by stress, anger, anxiety, fear, and resentment. To perform this asana, put a couple of folded blankets or a bolster against a wall, to support your back. Sit with your right shoulder facing the wall, and as you lie back across your support, swing your legs up the wall.
Hold the pose for 15 minutes, gently come out of it the way you entered, and notice your calm state of mind. Sit down with both the legs outstretched forward, and hands by your side, palms resting on the ground.


Hold this position for about a minute or five minutes before coming back to the starting position. It opens up the chest and abdominal muscles, allowing for deep breathing, which calms the mind and rids it of negative and anxious thoughts. Now hold your toes with your hands and slowly spread your legs such that your knees are on either side of your chest. To come back to the original position, slowly release your toes and lay your legs flat on the floor. This relieves you of fatigue, calms your mind of the day’s stress and allows you to enter a restful, peaceful state of mind. Keeping the chest elevated, lower your head backwards and touch the top of your head to the floor. While the head is lightly touching the floor, press the elbows firmly into the ground, placing weight on the elbows and not on your head. This asana helps to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders, and encourages deep breathing; conducive to a restful sleep. If your hamstrings are tight, keep your knees slightly bent and slide a pillow under them for support.
Hold your shins or ankles and with every exhale, let your body relax over your legs a little more. This asana opens up your lungs for deep breathing and is very calming, making it one of the most popular yoga poses. It is always better to take the natural, holistic route to resolve imbalances in our bodies and natural cycles. Madhavi is a senior editor at UrbanWired with deep love and passion for all things health, wellness, fitness and fashion.
Content (text, audio, video) on this website is only intended to provide general information to the reader and is not intended to be used as medical advice, professional diagnosis or treatment. Signup to get the most important weekly news roundup from across the web about Health, Wellness & Fitness. Being under slept has been linked to problems with everything from our immune system to learning. But did you know that meditation can help to transform your sleep?
12 years ago, long before reading any of this, I started meditating for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at nights.
These are believed to be the times when the body and mind rest, regenerate, assimilate the days events and prepare for the coming day.
I have reported that it can lower stress at work and that the reductions in depression, anxiety and stress last long beyond the actual meditations, but now we are seeing that it can also make sleep more restful. Contact me to find out how my work as an Integral Life Coach Integral Life Coach can kickstart your journey. It combines relaxation techniques with the soothing sound of the beach to assist you to drift off into a deep sleep.
Once you have downloaded the MP3 files; you can simply play them from your computer, burn them to a CD, or transfer them to a portable MP3 player like an iPod, Tablet or Smart Phone.
Many of us try to skimp on sleep in order to cram in as many activities, in a day, as possible.
It also causes decreased immune resistance, poorer memory and lowers your capacity to learn and retain new information, causes weight gain, mood changes, including irritability and depression and puts a strain on the heart, causing irregular heartbeats and other such problems. Regular practitioners of meditation report that their anxiety decreases, emotional stability improves, creativity increases and the mind is sharpened, with an improved focus and concentration, as well as the capacity to learn new things.
It teaches one to be mindful of the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, in an accepting, objective and non-judgemental way. It is essentially induced dreaming or daydreaming and it enables the subconscious to express itself while one is actually awake. A calm, relaxed mind, filled with positive thoughts leads to a peaceful state of mind, best conducive to a good night’s sleep. Yoga and other types of meditation are non-invasive methods with absolutely no side effects and can rejuvenate the body and mind from the inside-out.


There is no need for you to ingest harmful drugs which have many side-effects and repercussions on your overall health.
She is a master's graduate in human resource management but fell in love with healthy living. Science aside, we all know what it feels like to wake up well rested and, perhaps more often, to wake up feeling tired.
This paper includes evidence that meditation can have helpful, rest promoting effects on the ANS while we are asleep. The benefits of meditation on sleep reported in this paper go on to include effects on blood flow to various regions of the brain, metabolic function regulation and even stress reduction. PayPal protects your money, and financial information, with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. It’s nice to have an effective, and most importantly, natural method to assist me to get off to sleep easily. This is real bad news, as lack of sleep can lead to multiple physiological as well as psychological problems.
It lowers high blood pressure, decreases psychosomatic pain resulting from stress, such as headaches and ulcers, increases the production of serotonin- a brain chemical that improves mood and behavior, and strengthens the immune system. It is also very beneficial for those suffering from insomnia and other sleep-related disturbances. It is often practiced sitting, with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion, or on a chair, with the back straight. Depression and anxiety often cause insomnia, or disturbed, broken sleep and mindfulness meditation attacks the cause, leading to restful sleep. For example, a mother having a strained relationship with her teenaged children, may visualize managing interactions with them in a calm, balanced way, rather than resorting to screaming matches; or an athlete may visualize winning a race. These types of meditation aid in achieving the calm state of mind that you can sleep soundly.
It has certain poses, or asanas, which help to create a restful state in the body and help in achieving a good night’s sleep. Given how uninformed people were about personal health, fitness and fashion; she felt compelled to educate, enlighten and entertain the average joe and jane around the globe. We do not undertake any responsibility or liability of any health issues caused by following advise on this website. The length of time spent asleep matters, but I for one notice that some nights I get 8 hours that felt restless and wake up feeling exhausted. The authors note a study suggesting that “older meditators could retain the sleep pattern of younger non-meditating controls.” Again, meditators appear to get more out of the same amount of sleep.
It is now believed that restorative sleep can be characterized by “autonomic flexibility.” In order to get the most restful sleep possible we want to have some sympathetic activity during REM sleep that is then balanced with high parasympathetic activity during deep sleep (SWS).
As I said at the start, understanding the science is great, but what I really recommend is that you try this out for yourself and see what happens for you. A good night sleep can be priceless… especially if you have had a bad run of sleepless nights.
There are certain types of meditation that are very beneficial for inducing sound sleep as well. It reduces mental clutter, leaving one with a sense of restfulness and peace; an ideal state of mind to fall asleep quickly and to avoid any disturbances when you sleep. This helps to deal with stress in the actual situation and inspires confidence to get desired results. Other times I get 8 hours that feel like I dropped into an abyss and I wake up feeling amazing.
What the science below shows is that I am also likely getting a much higher quality of sleep when meditate regularly.



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