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Electronics and Sleep

After a long day you want to just lay in bed and look on social media for a while or just watch your favorite show in bed. Studies show that around 90 percent of Americans use an electronic device an hour before sleeping. You can go on your phone, doze off, and get a good night's rest. Or so you think.

The electronics can not only make you sleep less but make the sleep you get of weaker quality. The reason for this worst sleep goes back to the beginning of the human species. Every person on earth has a circadian rhythm, which is the internal clock of your body. This clock is the thing telling you it's time to sleep and when to wake up. One of the most important things that this rhythm follows is light patterns, with sunrise and sunset being its guide to sleep. Unfortunately, being that electronic devices are so new to Earth, our body cannot tell the difference between real light from the sun and the light our phones emit. Therefore, when we see the blue light shining off our phones before we sleep, our body alerts us to wake up. The blue light we see also suppresses any melatonin, so our brains are not allowed to feel drowsy.

Some sleep experts recommend keeping all electronics, which includes phones, laptops, tablets and televisions, out of the bedroom at least one hour before you intend to sleep. This way your brain is allowed to release melatonin, you feel drowsy and then you can sleep quicker, and with a deeper sleep. We recommend replacing the habit of scrolling with something, like reading a book, meditating, writing, or just trying to fall asleep.

We hope these recommendations helped, and we hope you get the best sleep on a Fox Mattress without electronic blue light to bother your sleep. At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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