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Qur’anic insights into sleep

Authors BaHammam AS, Gozal D

Received 4 June 2012

Accepted for publication 21 June 2012

Published 24 July 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 81—87

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NSS.S34630

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Ahmed S BaHammam,1 David Gozal2

1The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Pediatrics, Comer Children’s Hospital, Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Abstract: Sleep has preoccupied and fascinated many civilizations since the dawn of mankind. Here, we critically review the various elements pertaining to sleep in the context of early Islamic religion and culture. The many principles of sleep hygiene, wellbeing and health associated with adequate sleep, and the understanding of sleep as a dynamic state are all apparent from such explorative process of Islamic tradition.

Keywords: sleep, Islam, Qur’an, fasting, Hadith, Ramadan

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