At the Bulletproof conference in Pasadena we were fortunate to be able to listen to a talk by Michael J. Breus, PhD
1. Having the television on to go to sleep is ok!
We were shocked to hear that The Sleep Doctor goes to bed with the TV on, we thought this was definitely taboo. He explained that having that background noise on with a sitcom (not the news or something stimulating) helps your mind to focus slightly on that story rather than thinking about a million different things in your mind. So if you are someone who has trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking, having the TV on while you are drifting off to sleep actually can be helpful. Note: He did say to make sure you set a timer so that the TV will turn off while you are sleeping.