Thursday, 7 July 2016


You have been struggling to get a good night sleep? Well, I think I have an idea what might be the cause. I too had the same issue, so I started researching to find out what might be the cause. Here is what I found out.

Two things about your smartphone. It emits blue light, and it can keep your brain on high alert. Put them together and you have got a recipe for a disastrous night in bed.

Looking at light on the blue end of the color spectrum sends a signal to your brain to stop the production of melatonin, a hormone that induces sleep, says Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist who specializes in sleep. “Basically, it is telling your brain it’s morning.” That is why you have a tough time falling asleep.

More so, If you are emailing, texting, playing games, and scheduling morning meetings, that is enough to keep you awake!

The best way to retire for the day is by skimming a magazine, listening to music, or stretching. Even watching movies on a blue-light-emitting LED screen while tucked under the covers is better than responding to email, says Breus.

Start plugging in your phone outside of your bedroom and get into a more relaxing nighttime routine. If you are an evening reader, use a real good night bulb- these bulbs do not have blue light and will not impact your body’s ability to make melatonin,” says Breus. 

I hope this helps! Cheers to a great night sleep......

Photo Credit: Stuart Miles

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