Meditation and its regulatory role on sleep.

Author: Nagendra RP, Maruthai N, Kutty BM.
Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Bangalore, India.
Conference/Journal: Front Neurol.
Date published: 2012
Other: Volume ID: 3 , Pages: 54 , Word Count: 59

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.
PMID: 22529834