When you can’t sleep at night it’s easy to blame the things affecting you in the moment—churning thoughts, a restless body, or uncomfortable surroundings. While these things certainly have an effect on your sleep schedule, it’s important to remember that the quality of your sleep is a reflection of the quality of your daytime. If your day is full of stress, anxiety, hostility or other negative emotions, then all of that will be reflected in the quality of your sleep.
In this video, Deepak Chopra, M.D., explains the ways we can adjust our day-to-day routine to encourage better rest at night. After 6 p.m. it’s important to minimize stimulating activities and focus on things that soothe the mind. According to Chopra, there’s also an optimal time to go to bed, after which the body naturally enters a state of stimulation. Find out what time you should go to bed, and learn about the other habits that affect sleep quality, when you watch the video above.
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