"If you drink wine or alcohol too close to going to sleep, it causes sleep fragmentation. You'll fall asleep...but then somewhere in the middle of the night, you'll find yourself waking up."
- keep a cool environment
- consider removing the TV from your bedroom
- put your cellphone away
- meditation is good
- induce tolerance dependence
- cause side effects later in life (ex. early onset dementia or memory loss)
SD: "It's so that the body can rest and sort of rejuvenate itself. Even the computers need to be turned off and restored and recharged and rebooted."
Karen: "Are we aging ourselves if we don't do that?"
SD: As long as you get your 7hrs, it's fine. It's important to consume your last meal at least 3-4hrs before going to sleep. Otherwise, it can cause acid reflux. The more food you have on your stomach, the more likely the acid will rise into your esophagus and wake you up with heartburn.