How Meditation Has Helped Me Sleep

Even though I thought it was a lot of bullshit.

Shae Jackson
3 min readJun 4, 2021

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. This is my own experience with mediation and how it has helped me sleep better. Do not use this as medical advice. That is not what it is intended as.

If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be meditating in a year, I would have laughed in your face.

“Me….meditating? I don’t think so. That isn’t for me.”

But in the throes of the pandemic that has been ongoing for the last year+ I admit that I have turned to meditating more and more.

It all started last year when I found myself struggling to sleep more than usual. Now don’t get me wrong, I have had a hard time sleeping for most of my life. But in the midst of the pandemic it finally all came to a head. I was spending hours upon hours laying in bed, staring at the ceiling. I could not get my mind to turn off.

It all finally caught up to me.

I didn’t know where to turn. So after talking with a few trusted friends, I turned to meditation.

I started meditating at night. Because I figured sleeping was my biggest problem, so I should probably start there. So I put in my headphones and downloaded the Insight Timer app, and started…



Shae Jackson

Wife, mom, artist, writer. Jack of all trades, but master to none. I know I could be someone if given the chance. I am here to learn and grow, will you join me?