Good Sleep the best meditation ..Dalai Lama

In this gadget mesh era most underrated pillar for health is “Sleep”.

Good sleep is like loving your own self.

It justify the statement “I am my favourite.”
Sleep is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and reduced perception of environmental stimuli.

Good Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being.
We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our “sleep health” remains an essential question throughout our lifespan. 

The most pronounced physiological changes in sleep occur in the brain. The brain uses significantly less energy during sleep than it does when awake, especially during non-REM sleep. In areas with reduced activity, the brain restores its supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule used for short-term storage and transport of energy.

In waking, the brain is responsible for 20% of the body’s energy use, thus this reduction has a noticeable effect on overall energy consumption.

Sleep increases the sensory threshold. In other words, sleeping persons perceive fewer stimuli, but can generally still respond to loud noises and other salient sensory events.

During slow-wave sleep, humans secrete bursts of growth hormone. All sleep, even during the day, is associated with secretion of prolactin. Major of us are suffering with fluctuating prolactin. Isn’t it ??

Researchers have found that sleeping 6–7 hours each night correlates with longevity and cardiac health in humans, though many underlying factors may be involved in the causality behind this relationship.

Sleep difficulties are furthermore associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression, alcoholism, and bipolar disorder. 
Up to 90 percent of adults with depression are found to have sleep difficulties.

By the time infants reach the age of two, their brain size has reached 90 percent of an adult-sized brain; a majority of this brain growth has occurred during the period of life with the highest rate of sleep.

The hours that children spend asleep influence their ability to perform on cognitive tasks. Children who sleep through the night and have few night waking episodes have higher cognitive attainments and easier temperaments than other children.

Technology is creating havoc on our sleep health. People have started ignoring one of the major pillars of our well being.
Sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels too

Those sleeping less than 6 hours per night have repeatedly been shown to be at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping.

They may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood.
It may result in an increased risk of motor vehicle collisions, as well as problems focusing and learning. 

Insomnia can be short term, lasting for days or weeks, or long term, lasting more than a month.

The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss, which can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the immune system.

Reason why you should call it an early night.

  • Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy. Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. Over time, this can lead to higher blood pressure during the day and a greater chance of cardiovascular disease.
    Sleep May Help Prevent Cancer. Disruptions in the body’s “biological clock,” which controls sleep and thousands of other functions, may raise the odds of cancers of the breast, colon, ovaries and prostate. Exposure to light while working overnight shifts for several years may reduce levels of melatonin, encouraging cancer to grow. People doing graveyard shifts suffer the most.
  • Sleep Reduces Stress. High stress levels can make sleeping more difficult. They can even lead to sleep disorders. At the same time, getting a good night’s sleep can help reduce the effects of stress. “A good night’s sleep allows you to tackle the day’s stress easier.

  • Sleep Reduces Inflammation.

  • Sleep Makes You More Alert.

  • Sleep Improves Your Memory. Improve Your Memory With a Good Night’s Sleep.  Sleep actually triggers changes in the brain that solidify memories—strengthening connections between brain cells and transferring information from one brain region to another.
  • Sleep Help You Lose Weight. Sleep deprivation causes changes to hormones that regulate hunger and appetite. The hormone leptin suppresses appetite and encourages the body to expend energy. Sleep deprivation reduces leptin. And lack of sleep makes you more likely to eat more of your overall calories at night, which can lead to weight gain. All fitness enthusiasts, Good Sleep is the key.
  • Sleep reduces chances of depression. Good sleep is essential for combating depression. It helps in keeping the mind calm.

PLEDGE to stop being on social media late at night. All the socialising, playing games and shopping can be taken care in first half of the Day.
Stick to the thump rule of having good Sleep. Believe me, you will be relieved from major health problems.
Maintain sleep timings.

Don’t compromise on it.




  1. Beautifully explained with logical & scientific reasoning …
    Looking forward to more such posts which are indeed helpful to one n all …

  2. Harpreet Kaur Tuteja

    Wake up call for many of us !!! Sleep better and on time…… let’s make it a priority 👍Thanks Smita 😇

  3. Wonderful read.You have helped me to learn more about good health and good living.Thank you Smita for motivating me with your posts and kind words