Sometimes when I get flustered with things or frustrated with life, I forget to take a deep breath and relax. When the semester starts life for me turns into a hectic journey. I just need to always remember to BREATHE!
For me, sleep isn't meditation. Sleep is an escape from the world. Sleep is the only way to truly not have any problems. Sleep is the only way to stop existing without dying. Sleep is a pause in time. Prayer is the best meditation.
Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika ~ When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.