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If you practice meditation, you can probably vouch for its wide array of health benefits, as meditation has the ability to improve your concentration, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and put you in the right mindset to take on your day. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s common for most people to practice meditation in the morning — but have you ever considered trying it at night before you go to bed? Especially now, as we endure lockdowns and social distancing, the de-stressing effect of meditation can be very helpful.

 

 

By McKenzie Dillon

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Meditation before bed is recommended by many experts.

 

Pre-bedtime meditation can have a tremendous effect on a person’s quality of sleep, making it a great alternative for those who prefer to rely on natural sleep aids when they’re struggling to fall asleep. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related issues whether it’s due to a disorder, busy schedule, or taking care of young children. Sleep deficiency has an impact on your mood, ability to learn and retain information, slows down your response time, alters decision making, and can even lead to serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart failure. Here are a few ways meditating before bed can help you catch up on your zzzzz’s to ensure you stay healthy both physically and mentally.

 



Meditation in the evening before sleeping can help you have a more restful, deep sleep.

 

Reduce Anxiety And Stress Levels

There are many different forms of meditation, and mindfulness meditation is one of the best types to help relieve anxiety and stress before bed. One major cause of sleep deficiency is stress, and practicing mindfulness teaches you how to cope with anxiety and control your emotions more effectively so you have a more calm response to stressful stimuli. Mindfulness can be defined as the practice of being mindful, or in other words, being hyper-aware of your body and mind in the moment of meditation.

Yoga is a popular form of mindfulness, since you fixate your focus on your breathing and movement of the body. Meditative movements like yoga and deep

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By: McKenzie Dillon
Title: Benefits of meditating before bed; especially now, as we endure lockdowns, meditation can help you relax and sleep
Sourced From: buddhaweekly.com/benefits-of-meditating-before-bed-a-little-vipassana-before-you-sleep/
Published Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 20:45:34 +0000



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Anna Benning - Social Media Manager for Holistic News Live. Self taught naturopathy remedies, herb gardening, yoga, and meditation

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