Put away smart devices before bedtime

Posted by admin on 10 Jun, 2015

insomnia clinic - put away those devices before bedtime.

We are becoming more and more addicted to our smart devices. These devices are playing havoc with our sleep patterns. I recently gave a talk to a group of transition year students and when I asked who used their smart device in bed every single hand went up.

And it’s not just the teenagers!!

Going on social media prior to bed not only stimulates our minds it also cuts down on the production of a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is a natural sleep promoter which helps make us feel sleepy.

It’s the blue light that these devise emit that disrupts the production of melatonin. So put away all smart devices at least 2 hours prior to bed and keep them out of the bedroom.

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