Questions tagged [sleep]

Issues related to sleep and sleep patterns and how Buddhist practice may affect them. The issues could be related to meditation, ethical practice or another area of Buddhist practice.

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Do Arhats sleep?

I have read somewhere that Arhats (people who attained Nirvana) do not sleep like normal people do. Instead they just stay calm in a suitable position to give the rest required for the physical body, ...
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Going from a waking state into the dream state while being conscious

I just listened to a audio dhamma talk by Ajahn Punnadhammo. Its called "Stop thinking" and can be found here. In the last 5 minutes of the talk Ajahn Punnadhammo mentions some good exercises for ...
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Meditating as sleep aid

Every book that I have read about Buddhism and medititation says that, as meditation cultivates concentration and awareness, one should never fall asleep while doing it. So, what about when I cannot ...
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What meditation practice will allow me to sleep less and focus more?

I have an issue picking meditation to practice during my free time as a medical student. My free time is limited and my stress levels are sky high. What is the best meditation practice for me out ...
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Mindfulness during sleep

I have heard that monatics in many cases sleep as little as 4-5 hours per night. In what way do they train, to reduce the amount of sleep needed for nightly restitution? Are there methods of training ...
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Can meditation cause you to sleep less?

Over the last few months I've started meditating late on a night (as well as my usual morning practice). I'm finding that I am sleeping less but not feeling tired because of it. Is there any ...
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Is there some scripture reference to dream yoga?

By dream yoga I mean the practices intended to attain lucid dreaming, and then using that ability to realize that the world as we know does not exists as perceived (as in a dream) so one can reach the ...
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Does the level of awareness of an awakened buddhist also stay the same event when he sleeps?

But when an enlightened person lives he could be in the present all the time. But when you sleep your conscious/awareness may be different or just disappear. So does the level of awareness of an ...