Today is a quick update ... at the end of October I posted about how bad my insomnia had got and I'd had enough, I contacted a sleep specialist for a chat and then put some actions into place. Read my original post here.
So I wanted to report back to you. Without a doubt cutting out blue light in the evening results in better sleep for me.
Blue light is emitted from our mobile devices, tablets and phones and to a degree from the television. But we are all addicted to them, well I know I am. But it is seriously interrupting the quality of our sleep or in my case causing chronic insomnia.
I started a new habit of switching my mobile phone onto 'night mode' and keeping use to an absolute minimum after 8 pm each evening. Now most experts will tell you to leave them out of the bedroom completely and not use them as an alarm clock. I don't use mine as my alarm but I do keep it in the bedroom as I love to listen to the Calm app and sleep stories, it works for me.
When I do this, when I don't use my phone after 8 pm and I don't watch too much stimulating TV I sleep really well.
If bad habits creep back in then my sleep quality is not as good.
We need quality sleep to repair our brain cells and look after our brain health.
For more information take a look at Dr Chatterjee's excellent book The Four Pillar Plan.
That's all I wanted to say today!
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