Sleepiness during meditation is a very common problem Here are some practices and ideas which might be helpful in addressing sleepiness or drowsiness.
Don’t eat a big meal before meditating.
Check your posture and breathe deeply.
Open your eyes briefly during the meditation session.
If you are by yourself and you won’t disturb anyone else, do some mindful stretching; raise your arms over your head, circle your shoulders and then come back to a quiet posture.
Practice in a well-ventilated room.
Make sure that you get enough sleep.
Alternate between walking meditation and sitting meditation.
Don’t beat yourself up about becoming sleepy; sometimes sleepiness is a clever trick of the mind to prevent you from facing up to painful thoughts or emotions. If you start to feel drowsy or sleepy, begin to recognize the feelings and thinking patterns.
Become curious about how your body, mind, and emotions feel during periods of sleepiness.
Meditate at different times of the day.
If the fatigue persists, consult your doctor.
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