Previously, we began discussing screen time and how that affects our sleep. We covered blue light and how it interferes with our body’s production of melatonin, making sleep more difficult as well as lowering its quality. In this second part, we will continue discussing the effects of screen time before bed and focus on how you can establish a healthier night time routine.
With the negative effects of screen time before bed, there are a few habits to build that can curb this. First, establishing a digital curfew, ideally one or two hours before bed, to shut down devices. This can work well with keeping your space darker, helping to signal your body that it is time to rest. Replace your typical screen time before bed with another relaxing habit, such as reading or meditation. As evening comes, you can also invest in a pair of blue light blocking glasses to help lessen the impact of screen time.
While our screens and devices offer convenience and entertainment, their effects on sleep can put a damper on our days. By making these small changes to your evening routine, you can give yourself a head start everyday.
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