Deepak Chopra’s 5 tips to guarantee the best night’s sleep
There's not much worse than insomnia or a lousy nights sleep. Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of "You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters," reveals the secrets to a restful nights sleep. Following is a transcript of the video:
So, the best way to prepare for a good night sleep is actually turn off the television at least 2 hours or 3 hours before you are planning to go to sleep. Especially in the bedroom especially these days, if you're watching Sean Spicer or something like that, then you better turn it off even earlier.
Do not use your bedroom for anything other than sleep or sex. Don’t watch TV, don't listen to the radio, preferably not even read, so your mind associates your bedroom with sleep. That is a very important thing.
Secondly, trying not to eat at least 2, 3 hours before you go to bed because you know if your body and your brain is occupied with digestion, it’s going to disturb your sleep. Make sure that the room is really dark, as dark as possible when you going to sleep because that turns on melatonin in your pineal gland. It's good to have a really dark room
Fourthly, you can use aromatherapy to go to sleep especially a calming, sleep-inducing aroma called something like lavender or rose or Jasmine and then there are many other things you can do.
You can take a hot bath in a hot tub before you go to sleep and that'll also help you and then you can do a short meditation.