22 Feb How Meditation Improves Sleep
Sleep is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic — unregulated schedules, reduced physical activity and ailing mental health have created the perfect storm for our ailing slumber, but even in “normal” times, sleep was something many of us struggled with.
More than 50% of adult Australians are suffering from chronic sleep issues that have a direct effect on how they function day to day and enjoy a healthy, happy life.
Screen time, demanding schedules, diet and poor mental health are among the key culprits, so what’s the solution?
So, how does it work?
20 mins of Vedic meditation is equivalent to 2-3 hours sleepThinking, ruminating and scrolling your way to sleep generally doesn’t do the trick, but being in a relaxed state sure does. If you’ve ever fallen asleep during a massage, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Vedic Meditation works in a similar way, giving you access to our own restful reserve whenever you need; a state that’s 3-5 times deeper than sleep because it’s helping your nervous system to quite literally, take a breather.
It lengthens and deepens sleep cyclesVedic meditation’s natural and simple technique triggers a physiological effect in the brain and body, allowing the mind to settle down straight away and dissolve built-up stress — the perfect concoction for a deep sleep.
It quiets the mindThe next time you want a distraction before bed, ignore the phone and take a breath.
The relaxed breathing and personal mantra repeated silently in the mind and softly in Vedic meditation works in a similar way to counting sheep, easing your body into a deep state of relaxation and allowing your mind to drift. If you find your attention wondering, don’t worry, just slowly guide yourself back.
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