5 Reasons To Set A Curfew For Your Smartphone
Our connected devices, smart phones, laptops, Ipads and smart watches are providing a crucial connection to the outside world and we are likely spending more time using them than ever before as a result.
Following the tips below will help you set a curfew and allow your body and mind to wind down to be ready for a better night's sleep.
Respect your circadian rhythm
The light emitted by your LED screen confuses sensitive light-detecting cells in your eyes into signalling to your brain that it’s daytime. The series of biochemical reactions triggered by this signal is bad news for quality sleep. Any exposure to electronic light before bed hampers your body’s ability to wind down.
Reduce social media-induced anxiety
It’s important to draw boundaries with social media. Remember that most social networks are designed to keep you online for as long as possible. The result is an unprecedented level of connectedness, which can be a wonderful thing, but immersive social stimulation is not exactly relaxing. Neither are feelings of inadequacy generated by scrolling through some celebrity’s Instagram feed.
Leave work where (and when) it belongs
Some professions require people to be on-call at odd hours, and there’s no getting around that. However, if you’re checking your work email at midnight out of habit and not necessity, you may want to consider re-evaluating this habit. Getting adequate sleep is very likely to make you better at your job anyway.
Improve your relationship with your partner
Everybody knows that a lack of communication and intimacy is toxic to relationships. If you share a bed with your partner, there’s every chance that instituting a "no phones in bed" rule will do wonders for your intimacy. Don’t let the ultra-connectivity of the virtual world hamper your real-life relationships.
Find a book and remind yourself how relaxing reading can be
Without the blue light, you'll fall asleep faster, sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed. If this isn't working then maybe it's time to upgrade your mattress. Come by one of our many stores in South Australia and Victoria and let us fit you to your better night's sleep. A Regal Sleep mattress could be the solution to your sleep issues.