A third of our life is spent sleeping. Not only does sleep rejuvenate and recharge the body, it also detoxifies, repairs damaged tissues, initiates growth and processes everything we learnt, felt and experienced during the day.

Of course I don’t remember but what happened next right falling asleep after the photo had been taken to me makes complete sense. When seen through the eyes of a toddler.

Caffeine can wake people up. It is a substance that disrupts sleeping cycles. While you might not think it bothers you, you will get better sleep by not having it especially late in the evening.

He didn’t want to wake her up so he pulled a chair up next to the bed and watched her in case she needed something. But after five minutes, Sara’s eyes were wide open.

If you regularly go to bed and then lie awake for several hours before finally falling asleep, it’s possible that you have insomnia. If you have no problem falling sounds to fall asleep but regularly wake up after a few hours and then are unable to go back to sleep, you might be suffering from insomnia.

Because of the various economic problems we are facing, many of us are worried about whether or not we will have a job the next day, who is coming up behind us to take our place, how much work we will have to get done, how we will be able to pay the bills, etc. We worry about the rising cost of health care, which ironically enough, causes us to fall ill. We worry about worrying. Perhaps if we busied ourselves then we wouldn’t have all of this time to worry. But even when we are keeping busy, we are still worrying. It’s the worrying that drives us to work well beyond the required 40 hour workweek. Some of us think that by working more hours, it will somehow impress the boss. In the meantime, we neglect our health and our families: more stress.

The main aspect about meditation is that it’s a personal thing. There are no rules, no rights or wrongs. Just sit quietly and make an effort to relax however you see fit. You may find focusing on your breath or a mantra is helpful. In time, you’ll come up with answers on what works for you, and hopefully you’ll experience all the benefits of this simple practice. Enjoy.