In today’s digital age, screens are an integral aspect of our everyday lives. Whether it is for work or for leisure, our devices do it all. While offering many benefits, they can also disrupt our sleep patterns, specifically when used right before bedtime. In this first part we will begin discussing the effects of screen time before bed and how you can establish a healthier night time routine.
One of the largest disruptors of sleep is the blue light emitted by screens. Blue light interferes with our body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep. Blue light essentially convinces the brain that it is still daytime, and to stay awake, making it harder to fall asleep throughout the night.
When it comes to using screens before bed, it does not just affect your ability to fall asleep, but it also disrupts the overall quality of your sleep. Due to disruptions in our circadian rhythm, our body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, your body spends less time in deep sleep, leading to further fatigue. It also can cause frequent awakenings during the night, making a vicious loop with difficulty falling asleep.
We hope you found this first part on how screen time before bed affects our sleep to be insightful and interesting! 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!