Smartphones have the profound ability of keeping us up-to-date on all of the information concerning the great wide world we live in. But can having all this knowledge at your fingertips be detrimental to healthy sleeping patterns? A recent survey found that four in ten smartphone users would check their phone at night, if it woke them up. This can be a huge problem as the blue light emitted from smartphones can suppress the production of the sleep-regulating hormone know as melatonin. A reduction in melatonin production can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.
To avoid smartphone-induced insomnia, turn your bedroom into a tech-free zone, to help promote healthy sleep patterns. Another solution is to turn off your mobile device 60 to 90 minutes before bed to help your mind wind down. This will also make sure that your melatonin levels in your brain are not being disrupted. We all know how critical it is to get a healthy amount of sleep nightly in order to be well rested the next day. So follow these simple solutions to make it easier to doze off into dreamland and feel well rested when you wake up in the morning.
Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week! We invite you to visit Smith Chiropractic Family Care and Sports Injury Center. We will be back next week with another useful health & technology tip.