Apr 29

SURVIVE: Meditating to Help Sleeping

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Éole Wind

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Éole Wind

1. Try taking a nap and/or meditating for 15 minutes at least four days a week. Do so in the earlier in the day; avoid napping in the late afternoon/evening.

To meditate, all you have to do is sit/lay quietly, and keep your mind focused on your breathing.

2. After a week where you napped or meditated at least three times, list what days, times, and whether you napped or meditated. Describe how this process affected your productivity and mood for the remainder of the day.

3. Post your reflection.



  1. dadam018

    (I apologize. I submitted my first part by accident)

    Tuesday – Meditation happened before I went to sleep around 9:00 PM (I was able to sleep well that night)
    Wednesday – Around 5:00 PM (It helped me relax a little bit, however, I still was stressed out over my health sciences class)
    Thursday – Around 3:00 PM (I still was stressed out. I talked to my brother and he helped me feel better about myself)
    Friday – Around 12:00 PM (This sessions was very productive. I was able to get a lot of work done while not worrying about how well or poorly I was doing)
    Saturday & Sunday – No meditation. I don’t bother on the weekends usually

    This week – Monday – Around 1:00 PM (I was able to stay relaxed and get a lot of work done)
    Tuesday – Around 4:00 PM (Same as yesterday)
    Wednesday – Around 2:00 PM (Same as the two previous days)
    Today – I don’t plan to, especially since the semester is practically over

    In my opinion, I’d have to say that meditation helps for the most part. It doesn’t help for every situation since more needs to be done in order to get to that serene state of mind.

  2. dadam018

    When it comes to meditation, this is a practice that I do every day. It isn’t something that I do simply for naps, but also during the middle of the day when I need to clear my head. When it comes to my meditation habits, for the past week I have been doing so regularly between the times of 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. I have been somewhat stressed out about a particular paper that I have to do that is worth 50% of my grade. In addition to the scaling, the professor is a very cynical man who is extremely nit picky. As I worked on my project, I constantly used to feel anxiety while wondering if I was doing the right thing or not, so meditation was something that I really needed.

    Meditation helped me get a clear picture of what needs to be done and what needs fine tuning. In addition to this, what I noticed as soon as I came out of meditation is that my mind became a lot sharper. I was able to focus a lot more than usual, and I was in a very serene state. The project just started to flow extremely well.

    When it comes to how it affects me the whole day, it varies. Last week meditation didn’t help me that much at all. This week however, it was completely different. I’m going to post a list of a week and times when I meditated.

    Last week, Monday – Meditation happened at 1:00

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