Yes, meditation can help us get better sleep without any of the side effects associated with sleeping pills. ‘When we have insomnia or trouble sleeping, there is some imbalance in our circadian rhythms,’ explains Butler. Circadian rhythms tell our body that it is time to sleep or wake and are based on light and darkness over a 24-hour period. ‘Modern technology with all of its lights and devices have caused our natural circadian rhythms to get way out of whack so even when we lay down and deeply need to rest, we can’t. ‘Enter TM. ‘We get a deeper rest which allows our circadian rhythms to reset and become normalized,’ he says. ‘Some people report that sleep improves within a few days of starting TM.’ Think you are too busy to meditate? Think again. There are some super-easy ways to sneak it in your day.