Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
With mounting stress in today's world, it's no surprise many people are having problems sleeping. Rabbi Shmuley talks about ways to resolve sleep issues that plague many people.

  • Allowing your children to sleep in your bed is a big no-no, Rabbi Shmuley says. It spoils the child and erases boundaries, in addition to ruining the couple's intimate life.
  • Bothered by your partner's snoring? There are remedies, Rabbi Shmuley says—you just have to find them. But don't move out of the bedroom, and don't be ashamed to tell him he's snoring.
  • If you're having trouble falling asleep, keep some good books next to you and read until you're tired, Rabbi Shmuley says. Reading is a great and productive habit that can often help with insomnia.
  • Married couples should keep the TV out of the bedroom. Rabbi Shmuley says it will kill your sex life and ruins the intimacy of the bedroom.
  • Get enough sleep. If you don't, you become irritable and your brain turns to mush, Rabbi Shmuley says.

Today's Shmuleyism
"When it comes to your kids wanting to sleep in your bed, your bedroom should be Fort Knox. Kids in the parents' bed is inappropriate, it erodes boundaries and it slowly compromises the physical intimacy between husband and wife. If your child wakes up in middle of the night, walk her back to her bed and soothe her back to sleep."
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