- Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
- Poor concentration and focus
- Feeling of exhaustion
- Difficulty in socializing
- Waking up during the night
- Tiredness even after a night’s rest
- Mental or emotional disturbances
- Lifestyle and habits not conducive to sleeping
- Disruptions in circadian rhythm
- Cramps during menstruation
- Stress about work, health, finances or family
- Taking a nap during daytime
- Eating, reading, watching TV in bedroom
- Taking heavy meals right before bed
- Consuming caffeine, alcohol or tobacco at night
What can Help
- Exercising 20 min daily
- Setting an alarm for the same time every morning
- Taking a warm shower
- Listening to soothing music
- Using a sleep mask
- Consulting a sleep therapist
Uniquely deep rest
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the most practiced (6 million practitioners), most widely researched (600 studies), and, according to the research, the most relaxing technique in the world. The technique very quickly creates deep rest, which helps the body to get back into a state of balance.
This graph from a Harvard Medical School research study shows this clearly: during TM the body almost immediately comes into a state of deep rest, while it takes many hours to reach the deepest rest during sleep (state of rest is measured by reduced oxygen consumption). Ref.Science 27 Vol. 167 no. 3926 pp. 1751-1754 1970 More than 30 studies around the world have by now confirmed the deep state of rest during TM practice.Ref.American Psychologist, 1987, 42: 879-881.
“It calms me down, I have less headaches, and I sleep better.”
William Hague, Former British Foreign Secretary
Dr. Sarina Grosswald
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Breaking the vicious cycle
Research shows that the unique experience of transcending, which creates this deep rest, also reduces stress, anxiety and depression. This allows us to sleep better during the night. So our body wins twice: extra deep rest during the meditation and more and higher quality sleep during the night, further reducing our stress, anxiety and depression. This is how the vicious cycle of insomnia can be effectively turned around into a virtuous cycle of ever more health and well-being with Transcendental Meditation.
We can see this clearly in this research study with war veterans suffering from PTSD (reduced PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, alcoholism, and improved stress resistance). After only 3 months of TM practice, 70% of the war veterans required no further treatment. The control group that received standard psychotherapy showed no improvement.Ref.Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212–215, 1985
Many war veterans have problems that go far deeper than most. If TM can help them – where other approaches have had limited success or failed – it is easy to see how it could help anyone.
Carlos, Veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Liberation of Kuwait
TM is a very simple, natural, effortless meditation technique that does not require any concentration or controlling the mind. It is taught one-on-one by a highly trained, certified meditation instructor that can take you step by step through the process in a very easy and natural way.
Fundamentally different from other techniques
TM is fundamentally different and the results are also fundamentally different. The American Heart Association recently reviewed all the scientific research and now formally recommends doctors to consider prescribing TM for the office treatment of hypertension. Interestingly, they specifically state that only TM, and no other form of meditation or relaxation is recommended.
Norman Rosenthal, MD, U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health
How can I learn?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is individually taught by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead a person through the experience of transcending in a completely natural way.
This technique is taught step-by-step during four consecutive meetings. This is followed by a detailed support and follow up program over the next six months to ensure the correct practice.
The first step, however, is simply to attend a free info seminar.
Do you have 90 minutes to discover how everything can change?
To understand how a simple technique can provide so many benefits, sign up for the free informational seminars that are organized around the country. Just fill out the form below, or select your nearest city on the map below. You will be able to:
- Meet a certified TM teacher
- Learn all the benefits that 20 minutes twice a day of TM practice can bring to provide deep rest, reduce stress, improve sleep, increase your self-confidence, improve your relationships etc.
- Ask any question you may have
- Schedule a TM course
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What people are saying
I have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.