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Originally posted by born2BWild
Tried to meditate a few times, I seem to get distracted by little noises or slight body movements. I'm not sure how to bypass this but what the hell, maybe i'll try tonight just to try again? Any tips to throw around?
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
I experience this too, but for me, it only shaves off maybe two to three hours max from my generally required sleep time of 8 or 9 hours. But for ME to be able to get away with only 6 or 7 hours is a miracle, as I used to need nine or ten.
People who meditate say the practice restores their energy, and some claim they need less sleep as a result. Many studies have reported that the brain works differently during meditation - brainwave patterns change and neuronal firing patterns synchronize.
A study two years ago, led by Prashant Kaul of the University of Kentucky does some way to prove that they are. Following a series of tests, when the researchers tested the alertness of volunteers, they found that meditation proved more effective than naps, exercise or caffeine. The results of the experiments were later presented at a conference of the Society for Neuroscience, which indicates the interest such research is shown.