Many people spend time using computers and phones before bed, but did you know there’s a high chance that this could be affecting the quality of your sleep?
To explain it, luna’s got to get a little technical: everyone has what’s known as a circadian rhythm – also known as an internal “body clock”. This rhythm is affected by light, meaning you feel more energised in the day ☀️ and more sleepy at night 🌒. Have you noticed in winter time it’s harder to wake up when it’s dark in the morning? The “body clock” itself is all controlled by a hormone called melatonin, which is released in the evening to make you feel sleepy.
Blue light from phones and other electronic devices has been shown to stop melatonin from releasing. In short: this could lead to you feeling less sleepy when it’s time for bed. And, by extension, you could end up being more tired and irritable in the day due to lack of sleep.
How can you avoid using your phone? 👀 Yes this is easier said than done, given most of our entertainment and ‘down time’ comes from our phones, but there are a few things you could try to get a better night’s sleep.
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