There are many who like debunking the whole concept of meditation. In this day and age we live our lives almost devoted to stressful situations and pent-up frustration. It is of no wonder that a large chunk of the population either suffers or has suffered from sleep deprivation at some point in their lives.
There are other benefits that are mostly overlooked that can be achieved through meditation. So, if you have ever found yourself wondering, ‘Can meditation help sleep?’ then read on to find out about how it could help to improve sleeping conditions.
Been There, Done That
I’m certain at some point almost all of us have thought we have tried meditating at some point. Had a bad day maybe, nipped outside for five minutes to breathe? As much as you may think you have meditated, it’s not really meditation. It takes the right frame of mind and the right surroundings to really be able to meditate properly.
Once we have sampled this type of meditation and find it doesn’t work we cast it off as something that doesn’t work. Only it may be a case that we never really gave it a proper chance to see if it would work for us.
As with anything it usually never comes easy at first. It may make you feel like you are looking silly, so it isn’t working. Be patient sometime and go with it, don’t allow yourself to be negative about it. I’m sure you have surprised yourself before about things that you can actually do when you didn’t think you could.
Mind Body And Soul
The benefits of meditation that are promoted by people who practice it is well-spoken about. It has been said that meditation is able to help your inner soul and can allow you to channel your inner strengths better.
Entire religions are even centered around the concept of meditation and the strength that you can draw from being at one with your inner self. This is achieved through the use of meditation techniques and practice.
Meditation can enable you to have a better mood throughout the day, help your productivity levels and leave you feeling better refreshed throughout the day. No more longing on daytime naps and aiming for the coffee or energy drinks.
When you find that you are able to become more at one with yourself, you will know that you can achieve things easier. You develop a better aura that you can channel into the things that drive you. You will be able to empathize better towards your surroundings and everyone around you.
Overall Health Benefits
As much as the practice is regularly talked about negatively the proof of the pudding is in the eating. The holy grail of clinical studies is the randomized test. Well, it has been reported in the highly regarded JAMA internal medicine by various accredited physicians that during one such study it suggested there was greater benefit to a group who practiced meditation. So there’s a clear benefit to aid in your sleep.
There are other benefits too. Some of these include:
- Better concentration throughout the day.
- Fewer feelings of fatigue.
- Increased libido.
- Happier with yourself.
- Can help combat the effects of aging on memory loss.
The use of meditation can help to ease stress which in turn also helps to alleviate anxiety and lowers blood pressure. The practicing of meditation also can help with pain management as seen in many films. This could be of great benefit to some who suffer from continuous daily pain.
Why It’s Worth Another Shot
No matter how much we feel that it’s a waste of time it’s worth it for all the benefits it can provide. I’m sure we all would love to be able to drop off to sleep in under five minutes at night. Well I know I can certainly do that from my own refined form of meditation at night.
What about the health benefits? Lower blood pressure, less risk of strokes and heart attacks, just because we decided to try to breathe calmly a few days a week? Now some people would pay good money for that in tablet form but it’s available for free if only you took the time to give it the chance.
It is able to help you feel at one with your inner self and are then able to face challenges and confrontations better. You are able to put things that are worrying you out your mind and not allow it to get to you. This really helps with how you feel about yourself for the better.
Where To Go From Here?
The best thing to do would be to give it a try. You need to have the peace and tranquility to be able to carry it out successfully. Why not try out our quick guide to see if it can work for you?
- Pick out your perfect place. Make sure you will get no distractions and it is as quiet as possible.
- Get comfortable and relax. Don’t sit strained, compose yourself and just ease into your position.
- Feel your body. Know how you are tense more in some areas than in others. Get to know your body.
- Breathe. Find a rhythm that works for you. Slow, steady deep breaths are the key here.
- Be aware. The goal here is meditation. It is not to fall asleep. Still, be aware of your surroundings.
- Practice. This is another major factor for success. Often overlooked but practice makes perfect.
If you feel that these techniques are not working there are plenty other guides that are available for free on the internet. Most of these offer free information on different types of methods and techniques that could help you. Take a look here at one of my other articles about other sleep apnea aids. Just because one or two methods didn’t work for you doesn’t mean the whole subject is myth. Try another different technique to see what will work for you, as it is well worth it to see what the real benefit could be for you.
If you have experience with meditation, why not post a quick reply to help others with their struggle. Or even if you have tried it and found that it didn’t work for you, let others know what you found while trying it. On that note, I wish you all a very good night!