Can I use meditation to fall asleep?

Many meditation apps have specific, guided exercises just for sleep. And while this might be beneficial on some level, it’s important to realize that the purpose of meditation isn’t to lull you to sleep. The true purpose of meditation is to help you recognize specific truths about the nature of your mind so that you can live more freely. 

Of course, practicing meditation may improve the quality of your sleep. So by all means, feel free to listen to a guided session, or any other content on the app, while you’re lying in bed. But it’s much more important to practice when you’re wide awake.

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