We should not sleep too much or go without it altogether.But sleep only moderately. To prevent too much sleep, we must try and have no thought. We must eat only sattvic food and that too in moderate measure and not indulge in too much physical activity. —–Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; As Maharishi advised us for practice of mediation, we should not go to too much sleep and do not awake too much. In awakening state we have more thoughts. If you will go to sound sleep for six, seven hours your thoughts will get destroyed and in the morning it will be easy to meditate. We must do more meditation to prevent our thoughts. We must eat light food. My experience is, As I am doing for so many years. In the morning after six, seven hours sleep, I go to the bath and after that practice some exercise as yoga or dance with music for one hour and then I sit in meditation for two three hours. At this time I take tea or coffee . And in my activities I carry on my practice of observation of the mind. Before going to sleep, I also sit for two hours and carry on that thread of bliss which I feels most time. After finding this you will never want anything .It is your fulfilment. Beauty is inside not outside.
You should not do more work or do not leave the work. Some people think that we should not work which is wrong, but work should be done in limit. As I found without work you cannot concentrate, while working your mind cannot work more. But by too too much work you will lose your goal , so work should be limited.
Buddha gave us middle way, meaning not go to extremes, not too much work not too much rest, not eat too much not do more fasting, not sleep too much not awake too much. This is the middle way.