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)"
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.
TM works for me. I find it profoundly relaxing. I am much less tired than I was a month ago. My sleep is deep and unbroken …"
Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, March 2014