Is your mobile affecting your sleep?

Ofcom research shows that 8 out of 10 of us keep our mobiles in our room at night time, with over half of using them as our alarm clock. But could this be affecting your sleep? It could mean that we are more hypervigilant through the night, making it harder for us to reach the important deep, restorative sleep we need. There are also links to headaches and dizziness as a result of our phones being beside our bed. The light from our phones can even trick us into thinking its daytime, this can make it hard to fall back to sleep in the nighttime. As part of my work with people who suffer from poor sleep I always advise people to keep the bedroom purely for sleep (and sex…but that’s another story!). This way we start to relate our bedroom to a relaxing environment where we sleep, rather than a second office with access to emails and the news!

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