World Sleep Day: You can literally just meditate your way to a good night's

A significant proportion of the adult population suffers from sleep problems, and many of them potentially having chronic insomnia. A growing body of medical evidence links inadequate sleep with anger, anxiety, and sadness. A study on the impact of Heartfulness Meditation on insomnia brings cheer to chronic insomniacs as they stay awake to greet 'World Sleep Day' on March 16, 2018. 

Kamlesh Patel, the fourth global guide of Heartfulness, said, "Sleep is very essential to help maintain mood, memory, and cognitive performance. Daytime alertness and memory are impaired by loss of sleep, especially when it is sustained over a few nights. For many, meditation has become a mainstream practice over the years and the study on its impact on alleviating sleep-related diseases is very encouraging." An ongoing research study at the WellSpan York Hospital, USA, to assess the impact of Heartfulness Meditation on insomnia, has shown promising results. 

Positive effects of meditation on sleep Medical literature supports the practice of meditation for enhancing well-being, and several studies have shown that meditation can fight insomnia and improve quality of sleep, in turn, improving health. According to the National Science Foundation in Virginia, our brain produces 50,000 thoughts per day. Ninety-five per cent of these thoughts are repetitive, restrictive, and a spiral of anxieties and worries about the past and future. Read more


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