If you are like most people, you sleep with your smartphone. You either have it in the bed or on the nightstand so you can always be connected. While your smartphone helps you feel like you are in control it has a terrible effect on your sleep. You are tempted to reach for your phone if you wake up at night and you often use it right before you are trying to fall asleep.
It is easy to lose track of time when you are using your phone and before you know it you are not getting the sleep you need. You end up staying up later than you planned and you don’t get the rest that you need. Using your phone in bed keeps you awake and it has a stimulating effect that prevents you from getting the sleep you need.
Smartphones emit blue light and your brain processes this light as daylight. The blue light stimulates you and keeps you awake and it is impossible to sleep. If you are struggling with insomnia, the blue light could be to blame. The noises that your phone makes can also be distracting. If your phone is beeping and buzzing it can wake you up and disrupt your sleep.
Your phone is too much of a temptation to have in bed with you. The best thing to do is to keep your phone in another room and stop using it an hour before bed. Get an alarm clock to keep the time and banish electronics for good if you want to get some sleep.
Sleep is important and you are going to feel better if you get the sleep you need. Getting enough sleep is very important and you want to make every effort to get enough sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep you are not going to feel your best. You will be more likely to make mistakes at work and get sick when you don’t get enough sleep. It is very important to get enough sleep and when you don’t get enough sleep you don’t feel as good as you could.
While it is very tempting to have your phone close at hand all the time, you need to let go of it at night. Your phone isn’t going anywhere and it will still be there in the morning. Your phone can wait a few hours while you sleep and it doesn’t need your constant attention. You need to make sure your phone is off at night. All the emails and social media can wait.
It might feel weird trying to separate yourself from your phone but the effort you make is worth it because you are going to relax more and feel better. It is so much easier to relax when your phone isn’t in your bedroom and you are going to sleep a lot better. It is going to be a lot easier to sleep at night when you don’t have to deal with your phone.