Simple tips to sleep better

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Tips to sleep & wake up well


Sleep tips: #1 Meal & sleep time. #2 Take a shower before sleeping. #3 Light an organic lamp. #4 Keeping things aside.


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Simple tips to sleep better

The following is an unedited transcript of Sadhguru's video. For better readability, breaks and highlights have been added by the editors.

So before you go to bed in the night, there are certain things that you need to take care of.

#1 Meal times & sleep times

It’s best if you are eating meat and other kinds of meals, you eat at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. The digestion is over. Before going to bed, drink a certain amount of water and go to bed. You will see, it gets taken care of just like this.

#2 Take a shower before sleeping

One simple thing can be, just a shower. Always to shower before go to bed. It will make a lot of difference. In this weather, maybe cold showers are difficult, so you go for lukewarm showers. Don’t go for hot showers in the night. Go for lukewarm showers, it makes you alert. So you will think, oh I cannot sleep. It doesn’t matter. You will sleep 15-20 minutes or half an hour later, but you will sleep better, because it will take away certain things.

When you shower, it is not just the dirt on the skin that you are taking away. Have you noticed, if you are very tense or anxious whatever – just a shower and you came out, and feels like almost the burden has been taken away from you. Have you not noticed this? So it’s not just about washing the skin. A whole lot of things happen when water flows over your body. This shower is a very rudimentary Bhuta Shudhi. Because over 70% of your body is actually water. If you run water over it, a certain purification happens, which is beyond cleaning the skin.

#3 Light an organic oil lamp

One more thing if you want to do, you just light an organic oil lamp. A cotton wick, some oil, anything, what do you use here? Normal cooking oil – linseed oil, rice bran oil, or sesame oil. What do you have? Olive oil. Fine. Any organic oil with a cotton wick. Just burn a little lamp somewhere in the room where you sleep. You will see these things will completely disappear.

#4 Keeping things aside

So everyday in the night, all of you should do this before you go to bed. Last three minutes, everything that you have gathered – the body, the content of the mind, things… Don’t ignore small things, small things are big things. I’ve seen how people are carrying their own private pillow, you know. Because it’s very important. So your pillow, your footwear, if you have relationships, everything that you have gathered – keep it aside. Sleep. If you sleep in that condition, you will wake up with much more light, with much more energy, with much more possibilities than you have imagined possible. Just sleep as life, not as a man, not as a woman, not as this and that. Keep everything down. Simply.


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