Why sleep matters

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Ancient Wisdom on Sleep

Here are some ancient scriptures regarding sleep.

  • The Bible says, “Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare” (Proverbs 20:13).
  • Research shows Buddhist meditation has positive effects on sleep. One woman claimed Buddha said this about restless sleep: “It is not simply a question of tossing and turning the body, it is because your mind is tossing and turning” (Rajika Kishor Mathur).
  • The Quran says, “And one of His signs is your sleep by night and by day ˹for rest˺ as well as your seeking His bounty ˹in both˺. Surely in this are signs for people who listen” (Ar-Rum 30:23).
  • The Vedas and other Hindu scripture discuss the importance of sleep in many places.