Whether your problem is falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night after falling asleep, not getting enough rest can be both emotionally as well as physically tough. For many, medication is a solution. For others, exercise provides the needed energetic outlet to experience a proper night’s sleep. Using meditation as a way to relax is another possibility.
In this Pikibook article, the subject of meditation as a sleep remedy is explored. Lisa Mason, in this insightful post, provides information on how poor sleep can affect an individual as well as direction on meditation exercises that concentrate on focusing, the breath and the imagination.
Certainly if you have repeated sleep problems, you should see a doctor to make sure there are no underlying health problems. But before resorting to medications, you may wish to try some alternatives such as meditation which can be used to promote relaxation. The more relaxed you are at bedtime, the better your chances are for a deep, restful sleep.
Read more on how to use meditation to cure insomnia here.