Ban Devices From the Bedroom
When you start turning in for the night, stash your electronics in another part of the house. The farther away they are, the less your sleep and relationships suffer from the distraction. “Exposure to the blue light from a device stops production of the sleep hormone melatonin, so it’s harder to fall asleep,” says Larry Rosen, Ph.D., professor of social psychology at California State University at Dominguez Hills and author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us. Also, without technology in bed with you, you’ll be more tuned in to your spouse or partner sleeping beside you. “Sixty percent of us sleep with our phone by our bedside or even under the pillow,” says Greenfield. Don’t be one of them.
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