DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.11.1457

Meditation as a Preventive Sleep Medicine

J. Shashi Kiran Reddy, Sisir Roy


Our failure in devising effective clinical measures for different sleep disorders results from the fact that we don’t really understand the role and functioning of sleep in maintaining the body to its extent. Within this context, we share a possible connection between meditation and sleep and discuss how the study of one may help in understanding the other better. Such a correlation and connection can give us novel insights in knowing the fundamental nature and purpose of sleep in one’s life. The possible influence of the practice of meditation on sleep quality also gives a promising hope for different sleep problems. From this viewpoint, meditation may serve as a non-invasive and preventive sleep medicine.


Sleep; Meditation; Sleep Medicine; Neural Noise

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Supporting Agencies

Prof. Sisir Roy would like to acknowledge Homi Bhabha Trust, Mumbai for their Support.

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