The Art of Sleeping

The manager of the paint manufacturing company could never sleep in peace. He came home every day around 7 pm. He tried having his food early enough to avoid heaviness. Then, he avoided seeing too much television, lest it interfered with his sleep.

Yet, issues dogged his mind when he went to sleep. From work, from interactions and from social media stuff that he somehow couldn’t avoid. He wondered when he was going to have a good night’s sleep. Or if ever at all?

Puffy eyes and shallow breath were his trademarks at the office. People around him were starting to get concerned.

His friend suggested he go and meet a doctor of note. The doctor listened to him, laughed and said, “Listen, for once, I won’t prescribe any pills. None at all. Instead, let’s talk about your negative thoughts. And let’s see if we can conquer them. So, go on and share!”

The manager shared his problems, thoughts and anxieties that day.

The doctor said that he should try this on himself everyday just before he went to sleep. Talk out his thoughts. Maybe with himself or his wife or his father or mother. It will make a big difference.

Good sleep is not just about duration, but about how silent your mind is, during those hours.

When we create negative or wrong thoughts of anger, pain, fear, confusion or anxiety during the day, they affect our state of mind even at night. The body may be well rested, but mind will keep thinking about unresolved matters and not get charged. This makes the mind weaker and increases negative thoughts.

Sleep is a ritual. Prepare your mind for sleep by withdrawing from distractions and wrong conversations, 30 minutes before bedtime.

The manager decided that he will resolve any issue or give answers to a disturbed mind before sleeping. The last layer of information at night influences the quality of thoughts while sleeping.

It was much better when he started to do it.

Address any issue or question on your mind and meditate to radiate powerful vibrations to mind and body.

So, end the day with a few minutes of reading or listening to pure information, or with meditation. Remind yourself, “I prepare my mind and body to sleep well. My silent mind radiates powerful vibrations to my body during sleep.”

The manager is now the General Manager of the unit. He’s embarked on a Professional Manager Program with a leading University to further his capabilities. His wife is happiest.

Apurva Popat

Apurva Popat

Dr Apurva Popat has been teaching Medical science since he was in his medical school and has helped many students to master medical and spiritual knowledge.

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