Recently, researchers associated staying late at night awake with technology. Indeed, they branded bedrooms with gadgets as Electronic Bedroom. You don't need to remove your gadgets in the room to get better snooze, a lot of things can be done to make the most out of it.
How do gadgets deprive you of sleep?
Gadgets reduce your melatonin
Any gadget with a screen can reduce your emission of melatonin in the brain. Incidentally, the light from the screen is the one depriving the sleep hormones and without it, you feel more awake.
According to National Sleep Organization, Photoreceptors in the eyes sense lightness and darkness which tells us if it's already day or night, thus align our circadian rhythms (sleeping pattern).
What to do?
Keep your eyes away from anything emitting light that would include your cellphones or laptops in the room. Give yourself a break from them, why not meditate or relax for a few minutes before going to bed.
Gadgets keep your brain focused
Keeping yourself engaged with your cellphone or laptop in bed makes the mind focused on the task than sleep. You think it will be a quick way for relaxation to chat, browse or read on your gadgets but that is in contrast to what you should do.
The Brainflux suggested the same, "Electronic devices have an uncanny ability to hold our attention. Whether it is checking email or playing games, it keeps the brain engaged."
What to do?
Make sure that you have a separate place where you can access your gadgets. In particular, a small nook away from the bed for your laptop and other things can be the best solution.
Gadgets can interrupt your sleeping time pattern
Poor mental performance is linked to sleep management, therefore keeping your 8 hours complete rest is vital. So, using gadgets to play, watch or do something for hours past your bedtime is the culprit to your drowsiness in the morning.
Sleep Heath Foundation confirmed that, "Repeated use of a bright screen over five days can delay the body clock by 1.5 hours. This means you consistently want to go to bed later and sleep in longer. This can be a real problem when you need to get up at a set time in the morning for school or work."
What to do?
Sleep management is the key to better mental health, beyond that sleeping pattern can also be added. In short, keeping your 8hours of undisturbed sleep is a must. Make sure that you receive what the body needs so that you sleep early and woke up early.
On the whole, the gadgets are linked to many things. People should only be responsible users to attain the advantages it can offer. Make sure you know where to use it and when to use it.