Are you still co-sleeping with your phone? How to break the screen-time habit before bed that is destroying your sleep quality

July 28, 2020

In the last decade, we have all gradually come to depend on our smartphones for so much of our daily lives. For most people, it’s the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing to see before we drift to sleep. Some people will even glance at it multiple times throughout the night.

 

Restful thought is disrupted by messages from friends or a reminder of unfinished work or endless scrolling on social media. "Screentime" is slowly taking over work, entertainment, education, relaxation and it is helpful to create limits and boundaries for your health.

 

The blue light from a phone actually affects our natural levels of melatonin and can alter our body’s circadian rhythm, meaning it takes us longer to fall into a restful sleep.

 

 

Survey results published by Business Insider & Sleep.org suggest that anywhere between 70-90% of people sleep with their phones. 

 

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