You’ve invested in a brand-new bed after coming to the realisation you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a long time. Your decision might be a very good one, especially if your old bed was worn out. The thing you don’t want to do is ruin your new bed by doing other things that prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Enter the mobile phone.
The mobile phone has become an integral part of modern life. That’s all well and good, but mobile phones can prevent people from sleeping well. According to the experts, there are three things to be concerned about:
1. Blue Light from Electronic Devices
Electronic device screens emit a certain kind of blue light that interrupts sleep. This blue light affects the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep patterns. Less melatonin means more difficulty sleeping. Therefore, if you’re using your mobile phone within the last 30 minutes before going to bed, you are making it harder to fall asleep.
2. Increased Brain Activity
Playing a quick game or answering e-mail just before bed gets the brain working again. Even if you spent the last few hours winding down, just a few minutes of activity on your phone could once again raise your level of alertness to where it was earlier in the day. Not only will you have trouble falling asleep but you may have trouble staying asleep.
3. Overnight Interruptions
Lastly, even if you put down your phone an hour before bed, it could still be ruining your sleep. Mobile phones are notorious for waking us up in the middle of thenight by way of endless notifications. If you do keep your mobile phone next to your bed, do yourself a favour and turn off notifications.
If you have recently put money into a new bed in order to get a good night’s sleep, good for you. Now learn what steps you can take to prevent your mobile phone from ruining the benefits of that new bed.