You have probably had those nights when you rolled from side to side in bed trying to catch some sleep. One phenomenon that is probably arguable regarding this issue is that, such nights generally tend to be unusually long. If you have had this problem for some time, you can find your way out through meditation.

Meditation and sleep are closely related yet quite different. However, it is notable that meditation has more influence on sleep than otherwise.

Depression, Meditation and Sleep

Many have associated meditation with either sleep or meditation for all the wrong reasons. It has been proven scientifically that poor sleeping habits cause stress and depression. However, meditation can reduce depression as well as sleep. It is obvious that you cannot sleep well when you have so much in your head that bothers you. Some times people wake up in the middle of the night to think. This is where meditation comes in handy. Meditation is aimed at easing your mind not to clear it. Having set your goals and identified what you have to achieve, you are In a better position to sleep better than going with it all to bed, hence reducing depression.

Sleep and meditation go hand in hand if at all you want to achieve both. The first thing that works fr both is:

Exercise

Your body accumulates toxic substances and other wastes that can best be removed through sweat while exercising. Sleep in both a mental and a physical phenomenon, while meditation mainly focuses on the mind. This means that both the mind and the body need to be in proper shape in order to sleep and meditate. Sleeping while your body aches can lead to oversleeping, laziness and fatigue.

Diet

You need to eat well for you to sleep as well as meditate properly. Balanced diet with enough liquids preferably water is good for your body. You will not be able to direct your mind properly with an empty stomach.