In today’s society, smartphones are as ubiquitous as cars, televisions, and the people who use them. It’s the day and age of technology, and there are constant advancements that are leading to the betterment of society. Except sometimes, tech can be more of a hindrance than a helping hand.
One of those hindrances is your ability to sleep soundly. If you find that you’re having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, it could be due in large part to your cell phone.
Did you know that human beings are the only mammals who put off sleep on purpose? With that said, consider how often you use your smartphone right before bed to “help you fall asleep.” While it may seem like you’re tiring yourself out, you’re actually messing with your sleep cycle.
Studies have shown that the type of blue light produced by smartphone, tablet, and computer screens actually inhibits your body’s ability to create melatonin, the chemical need to help your body get a good night’s sleep. That means surfing the web or playing games before bed actually makes it harder for you to sleep soundly, which in turn makes it harder for you to wake up feeling well-rested.
There are ways to combat the effects that technology has on your sleep, though. When you visit a mattress store, you can find numerous brands that can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Tempurpedic mattresses, Serta mattresses, and Beautyrest mattresses are just a few that can help you close your eyes and keep them closed.
Another, and probably more direct, way of negating the effects of cell phone usage is to reduce the amount that you use them. Using your phone less frequently throughout the day, and for periods of 20 minutes or less can help your body get back to producing the right amount of melatonin for a good night’s sleep.
It can be hard to pry yourself away from something that seems to go everywhere you do, but it’s important to set personal limitations on what is too much technology use.
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