10 Tips for Sound Sleep

  1. Avoid sleeping on your back. Resting your hands on your chest and abdomen   can press on your heart and lungs, thereby preventing deeper breathing.
  2. Avoid thinking too much before bedtime. 80% of insomnia is due to a “mental”   imbalance. Watching violent TV shows or reading a stimulating book also cause restless sleep.
  3. Avoid excessive talking or discussion before bedtime. This might cause too much excitation and prevent winding down for sleep.
  4. Avoid going to bed right after a big meal. You should not consume any food three hours prior to bedtime. No major organs, including your digestive system, should be “over-working” prior to bedtime. The entire body needs to be relaxed.
  5. Avoid sleeping with the lights on. Sleep is the process of a Yin and Yang exchange. Synchronize your body with the universe. It is optimal to go to sleep at sunset and wake up at sunrise. Again, this is optimal, although perhaps not practical!
  6. Avoid covering your face. You need to get plenty of fresh oxygen.
  7. Avoid sleeping toward direct wind exposure. When you are asleep, the immune system is relatively weaker and less resistant to colds and flu. Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat can attack the body easily during sleep.
  8. Avoid sleeping with your mouth open. Air should be warmed up and filtered by  the nose before entering the lungs. Otherwise, harmful bacteria may not be properly filtered and you may wake up with a dry cough or a bacterial infection.
  9. Avoid holding in your urination or bowel movements.
  10. Avoid an irregular sleep time. Stay on a regular sleep pattern of 7-8 hours daily.