Sleep During Transcendental Meditation
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n.d.
Library/Archive: Copyright © 1976 American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sources ID: 21874
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Cognition and Contemplation, Psychology and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
Five experienced practitioners of transcendental meditation spent appreciable parts of meditation sessions in sleep stages 2, 3, and 4. Time spent in each sleep stage varied both between sessions for a given subject and between subjects. In addition, we compare electroencephalogram records made during meditation with those made during naps taken at the same time of day. The range of states observed during meditation does not support the view that meditation produces a single, unique state of consciousness.