Kim O'Hara wrote:
It's one of the Christians' Seven Deadly Sins, too - must
It is easy to fall for, because it feels nice to lay down and sleep (either you are not yet awake or you've been awake a long time).
For a while I suffered sloth and torpor badly. Rather than just closing your eyes, which might lead a tired person to sleep, you close your eyes and 'look' at the inside of your eye lids: you focus slightly and look into the darkness. As my focus on the breath picks up steam I start to notice that it is not that dark under my eyelids, and I feel completely awake (and I'm meditating at 1am a lot of times).
That helps me a lot, anyway.