Student Health presented “Tackle Insomnia and Improve Sleep with Mindfulness Meditation” on March 9 in observance of Sleep Awareness month.
“It is a myth that everyone needs 8 hours of sleep,” said Laurie Angress, iRest Yoga Nidra facilitator during the hour long seminar, which also included a 20 minute guided meditation.
Angress defined insomnia as a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early, coupled with the inability to go back to sleep.
Insomnia is a disorder of contradictions. It can be long term or short term; it can also be associated with a health issue but also not associated with a health issue.
There are many different causes of insomnia, such as significant stress, especially over time, emotional discomfort, fear, anxiety, depression, unresolved anger, smoking, alcohol, excessive physical exercise, fasting and drugs like marijuana and…