Anyone who has ever tried going to sleep too soon after spending time staring at a glowing screen probably knows this all too well.
The truth is, we can make compromises with our beloved electronic devices without giving them up completely during that hour or so before we decide to turn in. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your technology in your evening routine without it interfering with your sleep cycle.
Install a blue light blocker on anything with a screen.
Most of today’s modern laptop computers and mobile devices automatically adjust the brightness of their screens in response to the amount of light it detects in its environment. That’s all well and good for when you don’t want to be blinded by the screen in a dark room, but it doesn’t do anything to block out the blue light that it emits, and blue light is known to confuse our body clocks in a way that can delay sleep onset.