Is it okay to meditate in bed to build habit?

Wladimir F.
I find it easier to commit to meditation if I allow myself to do it in bed, however, I think my meditation is more powerful when I separate it from my sleep. I use meditation to fall asleep but it can be used for much more.

Elseline I.
I suppose so but I think it's better to sit up and do it so you can concentrate better. Though if you're tired maybe it's better like that to just get it done.

Alexia N.
In my opinion, there can be many ways of doing things, but there is only one best good way of doing it. Meditation on the floor is the best way, then comes the mat and if you are staying in a one room outside when on rent or as Paying guest, and the floor is too dirty you can do it on the bed.

Caroline G.
Yes! It's all about mindfulness and relaxation for me. Bed is a fine place even if it results in sleep

Timmothy T.
Yes, it is. I sometimes meditate in bed before getting up in the morning, right after I've woken up, but the risk of falling back asleep is really big unless I'm exceptionally lively that morning (those are the mornings I usually decide to do this.)

I often meditate sitting up on my bed as well. If I can't sleep, I do breathing exercises; mindfully scan my body; or something like that.

I think that one of the most essential points of meditation that anyone can do it anytime, anywhere—even in bed.

Annett Y.
Yes. It helps quiet a racing mind and makes it easier to fall asleep. Instead of lying awake and thinking or worrying about the future, I'm focusing on how I feel in the present. This is a peaceful, calming exercise.

Alfredo U.
I've only been doing this for three days and still getting my feet wet. My thoughts on this question are that doing something is better than doing nothing. So, yes. I think it's like anything else. We keep experimenting with new ideas and what's comfortable.

Enzo Y.
I was trying to meditate in bed however this was not really efficient. Most of the time I was falling asleep in the meantime and could not keep my concentration. Since some days I’m doing it in a sitting position, just after yoga practice. It works much better.

Oseas Q.
I like to meditate in bed, mostly because I make my bedding a “cozy” area for myself. I have a small string of LED lights on the headboard, candle nearby, and it’s a soft comfy place for me to start my day, or wind down at night. I have found it much easier to close everything else out during that time, rather than to find a place elsewhere in the house where I might be interrupted. It is also easier for me to stick to it as a routine.

Zachary X.
Meditation to me is like many other things in that you get out of it what you put in. Meditation isn't easy, but you will be more likely to do it if in a reasonably comfortable spot. So if that is from a seated position in bed, I think that works just fine.

Benjamin U.
Yes, as you still practice the mind exercise. However one should try to meditate sitting up mostly.

Serge Y.
Absolutely! Meditating consistently before bed is how I've built up the habit.

Ronnie O.
As Fabulous app mentioned, your bed is your sanctuary, it's amazing to meditate in bed, but your brain will get confused between bedtime and meditation time.
Best place to meditate is on a bean bag.

Henry E.
I think the main benefit of meditating in bed is that you will fall asleep! I think it's a great way to build the habit of drifting off to sleep peacefully especially if you are stressed or have a tendency for insomnia!

Angel C.
I meditate just before going to bed, to help set up the routine but I use bedtime to read and fall asleep

Salvador S.
I prefer not to mediate in bed as I reserve my bed for sleeping and intimacy. I do mediate in my bedroom before bed but I have a small area set up that has a mediation pillow and is near my oil diffuser (which at night I have lavender going). I think if it helps you build the habit, mediating in bed will not be a problem.

Mona R.
Depends, if sitting in bed allows you to get in a comfortable yet awake presence then sure. For me, the bed is for relaxation and sleep and if I try to do it in the morning, I'm likely to go to sleep and lose momentum for the day so I don't. I do it instead outside the 'comfortable' safety of my room.

Priska C.
Yes at the beginning but in long run, no. Sitting and meditating gives more reflection on the body and keeps us awake and conscious in bed even if doing meditation for more than one month makes me go sleepy sometimes. It's fine to sleep in meditation but it actually hinders the purpose of being more aware of ourselves.

Sophia C.
It depends! When I started doing meditation, I was pretty bummed out and sad most of the time. What would happen when I laid down and meditated for 10 minutes, I would literally fall asleep and wake up 3 hours later. I'd kick myself for it of course so that's why I had to start doing it sitting up. Another issue that I had was, even if I didn't fall asleep, I wouldn't want to get up again. Getting my body to move again was an issue.

Depression issues aside, if you're not prone to falling asleep or staying in bed longer than you promised yourself, then heck yeah! Laying down when meditating is incredibly soothing. I do it nowadays because my mental state improved over time and things got so much easier.

Hope this helps!

Laurie P.
Hi, yes from what I've learnt on my journey just getting started is so much more important than making sure everything is done correctly. Meditate anywhere you feel comfortable. The more you try the more you learn, the more you learn the more natural it becomes and on the way you are laying the foundations of a strong habit. I struggled for years to just get started with meditation believing that I had to know everything and be perfect before I had even started! but since tracking my progress with fabulous I now meditate up to three times a day I make the time even on my 15 minute bus journey from my staff car park to work place. Whatever you want to do in life no matter how big a challenge it seems just start, dont wait for Mr perfect it's much more rewarding to learn through experience. Head in the direction of your dreams, one step at a time, then you will be on the right path.
Wishing you happiness and love.
Jacqui x

Mia O.
It is ok to meditate in bed (or any other comfortable place), which you can feel relaxed and have positive, peaceful and quiet moment to focus with yourself.

Hartwig W.
Yes it is OK m
To meditate in bed time you could meditate anywhere you want… It helps to get relaxed calmed and focused.

M Lody B.
I think meditation in bed is a good way to stay getting used to doing meditation. It also has the benifit of helping with sleep.

Aziz P.
Of course! Meditation should ideally be performed in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and in a body position which allows for muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Feel free to set specific goals for different meditation sessions. For instance, if you are meditating with the goal of quieting your mind, a mindfulness method (focusing on the sounds surrounding you or a minute detail of something nearby) may be useful. If you're meditating to prepare yourself for something difficult, try concentrating on your breathing and the steadiness and strength of your body. If your goal is sleep, make sure your meditation session is the very last thing you do (already be in your jammies in bed with everything prepared for tomorrow). For most meditation sessions a timer is helpful but for sleep meditation, you may want to instead meditate until you drift off. Best of luck & enjoy 🙂

Isla G.
I meditate in my bed and I learn to block out the noises. I'm a single mom with three kids so push it to the block out zone! Blessed be!

Eyma J.
no, beacuse the brain associates the bed for sleeping. so I meditate on the floor not to fall asleep

Arlene S.
If you're able tonrelax without feeling sleepy, yes it's ok. But if you start transitioning from relaxation to sleep, it is better to do it sitting

Nurdan L.
My gut says no. It's not that it's impossible but I just feel like you're not being honest with yourself if you don't make a greater effort to change your environment along with your habits. Of course, you can meditate in bed. In fact, from what I've read about Buddhist meditation practices, it's not all that uncommon and there's nothing really wrong with using meditation in bed. But if you haven't already established a routine of meditating I imagine it can be limiting to start off that way. But really, I don't know. I would be curious to know if many people have success in developing an effective meditation habit while in bed. I feel like it would totally contradict what I've learned about effective habit forming behavior so far and so obviously I don't like that inconsistency but I'd hate to rule it out completely.

Vilho U.
Yes. As long as you're comfortable and it builds upon your habit.

Raimundo Z.
I've been meditating in bed lying down. I don't know if it's right but I feel more relaxed, so relaxed that I often fall asleep in the middle of it haha! Perhaps the only downside?

Roland Z.
It is best the meditate in a place you feel comfortable in and where there are fewest distractions. If that for you is on your bed, in your bedroom then that's where you should do it. I change my place of meditation depending on my mood and where I am feeling drawn to. Sometimes I meditate on my bed, my reading chair, and sometimes on the soft rug in my bedroom.

Ava U.
Yes, it's good to meditate in bed cause your comfortable and at ease. It's your own sacred space of quietness. Alone time to think clearly to hear your body closely. To see where your mind wonders off to cause you to know where you are. Right, you're in your bed protected and grounded. It's better to enjoy your presence in your bed because it's a sense of security.

Jonathan Z.
The best is to sit comfortably. If you are lawying down you might felt asleep.

Layla Z.
I would suggest you to meditate while sitting on couch or on floor. But meditating while laying on the bed might results to sleep. So I won't suggest you to do it while laying on bed at first but if you want to do it, and if you are sure that you won't fall asleep then go for it. Try everything and do only which works best for you.

Joona Z.
Yes, of course. There are several types of meditation. Meditating lying down is one of them. If you need to start meditating in the morning lying down, everything is fine. And then you can go to other types of meditation in your daily life.

Morgane Z.
Yes, meditating in bed is a great way to wind down from the day and transition easily into sleep.

Mikkel A.
Yes, absolutely! Yoga nidra is done in a lying down position! Morning mediations are great to do before getting out of bed – setting your intentions for the day. Meditations just before bed are great to do when you are all tucked up in bed too!
Obviously a lot of mediations are better done in a comfortable seated position – but ensure you are comfortable and not holding yourself in a position that is unnatural and/or causes pain.

Roger N.
No, being in bed doesn't allow me to have proper posture or concentration. I prefer to meditate in my meditation area in the late morning.

Maya Y.
I feel that it is okay, as long as you are comfortable with it. I do meditate in bed before going to sleep, I just make sure I face the wall and there are no distractions around me.