Meditation and Its Regulatory Role on Sleep

Ravindra P. Nagendra, Nirmala Maruthai, Bindu M. Kutty
2012 Frontiers in Neurology  
Intense meditation practices help to achieve a harmony between body and mind. Meditation practices influence brain functions, induce various intrinsic neural plasticity events, modulate autonomic, metabolic, endocrine, and immune functions and thus mediate global regulatory changes in various behavioral states including sleep. This brief review focuses on the effect of meditation as a self regulatory phenomenon on sleep.
doi:10.3389/fneur.2012.00054 pmid:22529834 pmcid:PMC3328970 fatcat:tpp6zpamkrft3pijb5g5u5p4qy