Just swiping through Facebook, reading one more online article, shooting a quick reply to your buddy, or tackling the last Candy Crush level… we all know that using your phone right before or even in bed isn’t really doing us any favors.
But for some reason, breaking this habit seems tougher than wrestling a greased pig. Here are some savvy tricks to put an end to your phone’s late-night antics and give you the sleep you deserve.
First things first, let’s tackle that phone-induced distraction head-on. The ultimate game-changer? Making your phone less of a noise machine. By diving into the nifty world of ‘Do Not Disturb’ or ‘Sleep’ features on your device.
Nearly all smartphones come with this genius option, and it’s like having a bouncer at the sleep club—fewer notifications crashing the party. These settings are usually customizable, meaning you can still allow important pings from your VIP contacts. So, when it’s snooze time, your phone won’t be orchestrating a symphony of buzzes and beeps from your nightstand.
Ever notice those peepers of yours protesting after a late-night phone binge? Blame it on the blue light emanating from that screen. Turns out, that sneaky blue light can really throw a wrench into your sleep plans.
It’s like a sleep-wake rhythm mix-up caused by cosmic disco lights. Lucky for you, your phone can play DJ with a blue light filter feature. You can even set it on a timer, so when bedtime rolls around, you’re not stuck with a rave on your screen.
Here’s another trick to pull the reins on that blue light onslaught—dial down the screen brightness. As the sun takes its bow and the world gets dimmer, your phone should follow suit.
When night descends and your home becomes a cozy cave, take the reins and lower that screen brightness. It’s like sending a signal to your body: “It’s bedtime.” No more thrashing around like a fish out of water, wondering why sleep eludes you.
So there you have it, the scoop on taming your phone’s nocturnal shenanigans. Remember, a bit of digital discipline and a dash of screen savvy can lead to more restful nights and fewer yawns during the day.