Sunday, February 10, 2013

Putting the Zen in Zzz's

If you've achieved enlightenment, chances are you're a sound sleeper.  So who better to offer sleep tips that Buddha?  Idea number one: Don't close your eyes. It's the same principle that made you bleary-eyed in your high school English class.  By tiring your eyes naturally - say, by reading until your eyelids droop - you fall asleep more peacefully, says Joseph Emet, author of Buddha's Book of Sleep.  Still can't sleep? Concentrate on your breathing to shut out other thoughts, or try a gratitude exercise: Count your blessings in addition to counting sheep.
 - Meghan Bogardus

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