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#16    Frank Merton

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

The Vietnamese who can afford it in my not-so-humble opinion have the idea of sleeping down better than anyone else.  First we have long bolsters that we wrap our arms and legs around (you get one your size when a baby and get bigger ones as you grow up).  Then we have a pillow that shapes itelf to our head.  Then we cool the room so we need a quilt, but don't use fans unless there is no mosquito screening.  Then we make the room absolutely pitch black -- no l.e.d.'s anywhere, and as quiet as possible (no ticking clocks, sound insulation, etc.).  The white noise of a well-maintained fan can help.

We try to follow the Buddha's advice: "Be aware that your bed is not too soft."  (This applies to lots of things besides sleeping).

Also, get up at six or seven every morning, workday or not.  When you go to bed depends on your needs -- sometime between ten and midnight (children at nine and sleep separately).

There is a wonderful Chinese herb (I shouldn't name it here) that helps those who have minor breathing problems and snore.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

I generally don't sleep on my back unless I put a pillow or two under my knees.  Otherwise it's not comfortable - it hurts my back.

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