How do I not use electronics before bed? Stop using electronic devices 30 minutes before bed.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you should stop using electronic devices, like your cellphone, at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Instead, grab the book that’s been tucked away in your nightstand and start reading before bed.
Does using technology before bed affect sleep? Self-reports suggest that sleep is indeed affected by technology use in the hour before bed. Such late-night technology users report less satisfactory sleep more often than those not using technology before bed. They are also more likely to feel sleepier during the day in a range of situations, including driving.
How would you change your digital behavior to improve your sleep? Use Nighttime Mode: Many cell phones, tablets, and other portable electronic devices are equipped with a “nighttime mode” that is easier on the eyes before bed. As one study noted, the most effective nighttime modes10 reduce blue light emissions and decrease the display’s brightness setting.
How can we use technology to help us sleep?
- Smart speakers provide us with relaxing ambient music.
- Blue light blocking glasses help to minimize the adverse effects of blue lights.
- Sleep trackers help you to analyze and tweak your sleeping patterns.
- Smart mattresses offer a more comfortable sleeping surface.