Here's Why You Should Always Turn Your Phone Off Before Bed
Here's Why You Should Always Turn Your Phone Off Before Bed
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Here's Why You Should Always Turn Your Phone Off Before Bed

If you can’t resist opening Facebook or checking your messages on your phone one last time before you fall asleep, know that this is a habit you’d be better off getting rid off. In fact, sleeping next to your smartphone could actually be dangerous for your health.

If you – like the most of us – need your smartphone, tablet, or even laptop next to you when you go to bed, know that these devices are leaving a negative impact on your sleep.

Negative consequences

We’ve reached a point in our lives where we rely on smart devices to make our daily routines a little easier. When it comes to sleep, however, these devices aren’t doing anything helpful. In fact, the negative consequences that come from late-night surfing and chatting leave aserious impact on our sleep.

Due to the strong light emitted from our screen, our brain's ability to relax is halted and stays in a state of wakefulness which in the long term can develop sleeping problems. Communicating with others via mobile can also provoke a sense of stress and excitement for the person behind the screen, making it difficult to achieve a proper state of rest. Not to mention electromagnetic fields generated by smartphones that can detract from relaxation.

Take a moment to yourself

For better quality sleep, consider moderating the use of your devices and make a few small changes in your daily habits. Check your messages one last time before heading to bed, and then turn off your smartphone until the following morning.

Give yourself a moment every night before bed to relax. You could try listening to some soft music, read a bit, or even take a few minutes to meditate. Try it out: you may see that the morning suddenly becomes much easier for you.

By Johanna Garner

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