Qur’anic insights into sleep
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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