Transcendental Meditation is a simple, easy technique that you practise sitting in a chair with the eyes closed. From the outside, it looks like you are having a nap!
Over 7 million people have learnt in the past 50 years and there is a ton of research on it.
Less stress = better sleep
"Practising Transcendental Meditation can help you drift away from your internal critic, which is the voice in your head that leaves you anxious and stressed. Moreover, freedom from constant inner-chatter and ramblings can have a profound healing influence on your mind, leaving you deeply rested and relaxed."
Bridget Webber, helpmetosleep.org
One of the most common causes for sleeping problems is an abnormally low level of serotonin, sometimes called the "happiness hormone". Stress is a big influence on serotonin production in the body.
The practice of Transcendental Meditation increases the serotonin level spontaneously and reduces the level of stress-related hormones which affects a large number of areas in life, particularly the quality of sleep.
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Won't I fall asleep if I try to meditate?
Here is a doctor's response to that question:
"This is simply an indication that you are in need of rest and likely have a "sleep debt." Transcendental Meditation provides a profound level of rest and over time it will assist you in "paying off" the "sleep debt," leaving you feeling more clear and more energetic during the day."
Dr. James Krag, M.D. (Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia)"