Sadhguru answers a question about insomnia, and explains how some people may feel they are insomniacs even though they are actually getting enough sleep. When it does occur, insomnia could be due to either psychological issues, or problems on the cellular level.
Questioner: Could you please say something about insomnia? I’ve been suffering insomnia for nearly six years. So, could you give me some feasible instructions?
Sadhguru: Just go to sleep, hmm (Laughter).
Questioner: No, I wish I could do so (Laughs).
Sadhguru: Okay, please, please sit down. Insomnia may be occurring for various reasons. (Talks aside) There are some people who are sleeping well but they don’t know that they are sleeping well (Laughs). There are some people who are not able to sleep well because maybe their body needs a certain amount of rest and they believe it needs more, so they are just working themselves up. I’ve met so many people who are quite okay, but they think they are not sleeping enough because doc… doctor’s precs… prescription of eight hours, they are not sleeping, they are sleeping only four hours. They are well, it’s okay. If you’re well, you are not sleep deprived and you’re sleeping three-four hours a day, it’s perfectly fine, that’s a good condition to be in. Or there are people who are unable to sleep because of their psychological situations. There are certain people who are not able to sleep because of their cellular or genetic situation. Only if you are like that, it’s a… it’s a hard thing to fix, which you are not, okay? (Sadhguru Laughs) You are not genetically in that state. Or in a cellular way, your body cells will not allow you to sleep for some reason, there are many reasons as to why. So, if you’re not able to sleep, I think you should join our garden department (Laughter). Entire day, ten hours a day you work outside (Gestures), you’ll fall asleep (Laughs), very… If that doesn’t work, the simpler way is, if you get initiated into Shoonya meditation… The Shambhavi should do it. For most people, Shambhavi does this. If it did not work for you, if you’re initiated into Shoonya mediation, you will see it’ll correct the… the sleep disorder, if there is a sleep disorder. You’re looking qy… quite fine and happy. And if you are happy not sleeping, it’s great (Laughter). Yes, because sleep is death. Every day, people are dying for six hours or eight hours or four hours. What’s your choice? Less death or more death per day?
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