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Nat Sci Sleep. 2012 Jul 24;4:81-7. doi: 10.2147/NSS.S34630. Print 2012.

Qur'anic insights into sleep.

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The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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.


Hadith; Islam; Qur’an; Ramadan; fasting; sleep

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