Rejuvenating sleep for greater peace
My answer to this question for better restful, rejuvenating sleep is to practice Insight Meditation; to the best of your ability as often as your circumstances and ability allows! Furthermore I will now explain so that everyone will gain a perfectly clear understanding. Consequently as to the reasons why; then be motivated to practice. Observe directly the results of greater health with more restful sleep.
First of all we need to understand the condition or basis for sleep deprivation; which is an uncontrolled mind vacillating with thoughts. This is the natural consequence of an uncontrolled and undisciplined ego. In a world primarily focused to function on the level of [law of force]; with the biggest ego’s winning all the material gains. It is only natural is it not for unpleasant side effects? Most of all this is particularly so for elderly people who have so far during their whole lifetime; not adopted any spiritual disciplines to train and control the mind.
As a natural consequence now that we have seen the problem clearly the solution then becomes easier to recognize. However this is at least in theory. Consequently because the practice particularly in the early stages is not easy for big ego’s that will resist the retraining.
First of all the technique for Insight Meditation is simple enough. Only the discipline to practice is required. From the first breath of beginner meditation or Anapana practice; soul energy flow is increasing that will sharpen, discipline and increase the sensitivity of the mind. When in the early stages in particular the effort of disciplined practice; will induce a significant tiredness. Which will allow you to achieve very good restful peaceful rejuvenating sleep results. Consequently this is because all the poisons and toxins; that have been released. With the increased energy of meditation need to removed from the body with sleep. Insight Meditation practice is probably the best natural sleeping pill that anyone can ever take.
Most noteworthy I will mention that artificial aids like sleeping tablets or drugs of any kind. In effect will treat the symptoms but will not remove the underlying causes. As a result this will have natural consequences. Whenever underlying causes are not removed. The health condition will always become worse or deteriorate over time. Accordingly this explains why older people generally speaking are at the sharp end; of all the most serious mental and emotional level health psychiatric disorders. Consequently this is because they have spent a whole lifetime; of avoiding to face the music of truth. Instead they have escaped; into the fantasy world of only treating the symptoms with various legal and illegal drugs.
Natural consequence of Insight meditation practice is that you will not only sleep better. In addition you will also create better circumstances for your next incarnation.
In the peace of understanding may we all dwell.