What should I do if meditation makes me sleepy?
If you find yourself feeling sleepy while meditating, your body is telling you that it is relaxed. This makes it a very common challenge for both beginner and seasoned meditators. In the Staying on Track meditation series, you can find a meditation titled Sleepiness that we recommend as a meditation technique that can help with this.
Tamara, our Head of Mindfulness, also wrote an article on our blog that includes 6 tips for fighting off your body's tendency toward sleep while trying to meditate. You can check it out here: Q&A with Tamara: How to Combat Sleepiness during Meditation