Having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep at night? It’s time to ditch the electronics at bedtime.
While playing a game, checking your Facebook, or even watching a video seems like a great way to wind down, the light from the screen can actually stimulate you and make it harder to go to sleep. The blue light given off by LED screens tells your brain that it’s daytime and time to get up. Try putting all of your devices away an hour or two before bed. Read a physical book or a non-backlit eReader or just listen to music.
Also, the absolute worst thing to do if you wake up in the night is to pick up your phone or tablet or turn on your PC. You’ll just wake yourself up more.
There are apps out there that will adjust the brightness of your screen as you approach bedtime, but your best bet is to quite your mind and turn off your electronics.
Give it a try!