Question: If we fall asleep during meditation, does that mean we should sleep more at night so we can stay awake?Sri Chinmoy: Some people may sleep twelve hours a night, but when the time comes to meditate, they will still fall asleep. So you have to know whether you fall asleep during meditation because you did not have enough sleep or because you are lethargy-prone. If you sleep for only three or four hours, then probably your body needs more sleep. But if you sleep for seven or eight hours at night and still fall asleep during your meditation, then I wish to say that it is not because of lack of sleep. It is because of lack of aspiration, lack of determination.
Sri Chinmoy, Fifty Freedom-Boats to one Golden Shore, part 4, Agni Press, 1974