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Put away smart devices before bedtime

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

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 devices 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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