Sleepless nights - feeling tired and sleepy,
during the day?

"This is simply an indication that [we] 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 [us] in 'paying off' the 'sleep debt,' leaving [us] feeling more clear-headed and more energetic during the day."

Rd. James Krag, M.D. (Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia)"

The most frequent cause of sleep deprivation is anxiety and stress.

Japanese Journal of Public Health 37 (10 Suppl.): 729

Scientific research shows that Transcendental Meditation (TM) eliminates tiredness and stress from the nervous system. As a consequence insomnia reduces and normal, restful sleep is restored.

A study carried out by the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health, established that 427 employees of a large industrial company (Sumitomo Heavy Industries) who learned TM were able to fall asleep more easily after 3 months than the control group of 308 employees at the same work place.

Another study of the effect of TM on insomnia was conducted at the University of Alberta in Canada. A group of insomnia patients was asked to register the average amount of time it took to fall asleep, for 30 days prior to learning TM, and for 30, 60 and 90 days afterwards. The average time dropped from 75.6 minutes to 15 minutes and remained stable at that time.

A subsequent study also showed that in the long term, after 1 year, the time needed to fall asleep remained stable around 15 minutes.

D E Miskiman, Collected Papers, Vol. 1, eds. D.W. Orme-Johnson and J.T. Farrow. New York: M.E.R.U. Press, 1977d

One of the most common causes for sleeping problems is an abnormally low level of serotonin, sometimes called the "happiness hormone". Stress and anxiety inhibits serotonin production in the body.

By creating deep rest to the whole physiology, the practice of Transcendental Meditation increases serotonin levels spontaneously. At the same time, TM reduces the level of stress-related hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin which cause hyper-activity in the nervous system which also adversely affects the quality of sleep. This results in improved sleep and increased energy, creativity and intelligence during the day.

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Attend a free introductory talk and learn everything you need to know about the TM® technique and its many benefits. Talks are held frequently at your local TM Centre. To register click on the Details button below.

    • Wed Jun 28th 18:00 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, Thorndon, Wellington 20b Portland Cresc, Thorndon, Wellington
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    • Thu Jun 29th 12:00 Free Lunchtime Introductory Talk Noon to 1pm
      Free Lunchtime Introductory Talk Noon to 1pm, Thorndon, Wellington 20b Portland Cresc, Thorndon, Wellington
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    • Thu Jun 29th 12:30 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, North Shore TM Centre - Mairangi Bay 5 Honeysuckle Lane, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
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