Lack of sleep increases cortisol, which can then increase anxiety, Kogan says. It’s more likely for a lack of sleep to cause anxiety when other factors are present, such as negative thought patterns or avoidance behaviors.

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While living in a residential meditation and yoga ashram from 1999 to 2013, Leon devoted his life to the study and practice of meditation.
He accumulated about 15,000 hours of practice over many longer immersion retreats, including hours of silent meditation, chanting, prostrations, and mantra.
While participating in a "meditation marathon," he once sat in meditation for 40 hours straight. More importantly, he fell in love with meditation during this time.

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