We have all heard of yoga, pilates and meditation, but how many of us have actually heard of the term Beditation? The term itself is a new word that people on the internet have invented, but the practice is not. In short, it is simply good old meditation before bed, to help us fall asleep quicker.
During meditation, experts advise against lying down, because doing so will make one fall asleep instead of actually meditating. However, for people who lack sleep, or have trouble sleeping, doing exactly that can help. Different people have different sleeping problems, but falling asleep in the first place seems to be a big barrier in itself, resulting in a lack of sleep. That is where Beditation comes in.
To beditate, lie down as you normally would to sleep. Then, slowly collect all your thoughts -- from the terrible day at work to the good news from your mom, skim through all your thoughts and conversations. Alongside that, concentrate harder on finding your breath. Focus hard on the breath, while the thoughts of your day are nothing but side characters. By the time you will be focused enough, you will not be able to think anymore, because you will be fast asleep.
There is no scientific evidence or calculation behind it, beditaion is simply considered a trick that will help one fall asleep faster. That being said, when someone is meditating with other goals, it is best not to lie down, because as much as we love sleep, it will deviate the mind from the main reasons of meditation.