We all know that using our phones before or in bed, like scrolling through Facebook, reading articles, replying to messages, or playing games, isn’t good for us. However, we often find it difficult to stop. These tips will help prevent your phone from disturbing your sleep.
The most important tip is to make sure that your phone isn’t as much of a distraction. And the best way to do that is to use the special ‘Do not disturb’ or ‘Sleep’-functions on your phone. Almost all smartphones have a function like that and it will make sure that you won’t receive as many notifications. When you don’t get as many notifications, you won’t be as distracted by your phone. Usually, you can adjust these types of settings to meet your needs. For example: sometimes you can allow certain notifications from certain contacts to still go through. So, when it is time to go to sleep, you won’t be kept awake by your phone buzzing and beeping on your nightstand.
If you’ve used your phone at night, you may have experienced eye discomfort. This is caused by the blue light emitted from the screen. Blue light can disrupt your sleep because it affects your natural sleep-wake cycle. It’s worth noting that blue light is also present in sunlight. When your eyes are exposed to blue light, it can interfere with your ability to fall asleep, leading to restless nights. Fortunately, most phones have a setting to filter out blue light. You can even set a timer to activate the blue light filter automatically when it’s bedtime.
3. Bright light
To further reduce the blue light emitted from your screen, you can also lower the brightness of your phone. When it’s dark outside and inside your home, consider decreasing the brightness of your phone. By doing this, your body will recognize that it’s time to sleep, helping you avoid restless nights spent tossing and turning.
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