Alternative and Integral Therapies for Insomnia
According to Donald E. Miskiman of the University of Alberta,
Miskiman studied people suffering from insomnia who averaged 75.6 minutes of waking time before they finally fell asleep. After thirty days of learning to meditate, they were falling asleep in 15.1 minutes!
Those who practice meditation say that, as time goes by, the sleep they get is deeper and more refreshing. They feel more alert and relaxed throughout the day.
Practice meditation for about 15 minutes every day. There are many different ways to meditate. See holisticonline.com meditation infocenter for more details. For best results, combine meditation with visualization or guided imagery.
Here is a simple meditation exercise:
Meditation takes some time to work. Be patient. Give it time. Although some people experience quick, dramatic improvements in their insomnia, for others it takes longer. A peaceful, accepting attitude will help you get the most out of your meditation.
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