Meditation Improves Sleep, Fights Insomnia and Other Conditions

Deep meditation helps to achieve a balance between mind, body and spirit. By achieving greater overall harmony, meditation produces regulatory changes at various behavioral levels resulting in quality sleep.

The benefits of meditation on sleep was first documented in 1997. In the study researchers showed that long term meditators spent more time in slow wave sleep (SWS) with higher theta–alpha activity and increased rapid eye movement (REM) density. This is particularly welcome news for the elderly population for as we age our ability to achieve slow wave sleep naturally declines.

Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain and regulates sleep and wakefulness. Recently, melatonin has gained acceptance in the management of sleep rhythm disorders due to jetlag and insomnia. Did you know that meditation practices enhance melatonin levels and hence quality of sleep?

Mindfulness meditation appears to be a viable treatment option for adults with chronic insomnia and could provide an alternative to traditional treatments for insomnia.

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Meditation-based programs may be helpful in reducing common menopausal symptoms, including the frequency and intensity of hot flashes, sleep and mood disturbances, stress, and muscle and joint pain.

A 2014 research review suggested that mind and body practices, including meditation, reduce chemical identifiers of inflammation and show promise in helping to regulate the immune system.

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Adults who participated in an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program found that changes in spirituality were associated with better mental health and quality of life.

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Derive the Benefits of Meditation

The research tells a very compelling story, meditation is good for you. However, not everyone has an easy time meditating. In fact, most people find it difficult to meditate and, therefore, will never know the benefits meditation can provide. The SolTec Lounge makes meditation easy. Simply stated, the SolTec Lounge allows you to meditate by reducing mind chatter and calming the mind and body. Join a community of SolTec Lounge owners who have found an easier path to meditation. Order your Lounge today!

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