285Re: Fasting, Meditation and Sleep-needs (again!)
- Apr 7, 2002Hi Gustavo!
Your English is great, you don't need to appologize for it.
I'm a begginer on this path, but in the about two month since I
started meditation, my sleep needs diminished a lot. Before I needed
7,5-8 hours of sleep and now 6-6,5 hours do the job. But there's a
possible confounding factor: I used to be a smoker and I quit about 6
weeks ago. This could also influence my sleep needs.
Good luck, Babs.
--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Gustavo Daud Amadera"
> (This topic - sleep needs - is of great interest for me, so Ireally needed
> to ask again :-) Also, thanks to Elizabeth, babs and Bob for theirsupport!)
> How many hours of sleep do you have each night? And before starting
> meditation? Do you think there could be a correlation between
> sleep - say, you usually sleep 8 hours, but one day you spend 2hours on
> deep meditation; would these 2 hours count as x (?) hours of sleep?(After how
> Anyone noticed decreased amount of sleep needed when fasting?
> many days did you notice it?)limit my
> When studying Budhism with a Chen Tao monk, I was instructed to
> sleeping time to 4h30 - which I just couldn't do, though I REALLYtried -
> after 2 or 3 days I just wouldn't get up! (I know each person hasan amount
> of time needed, ..., BUT I would still love to hear YOUR numbers...)
> Gustavo Daud Amadera (Brazil - sorry for the "poor English")
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