As you might have noticed, our smartphones are designed to have a light come off of them in order to keep us able to see the screen throughout our average day. This is something that can confuse our brains.
This happens because the light imitates the sun, in doing so our brain might believe that it is day time when it is night time. This reduces the bodies melatonin production, and causes sleeping issues. Studies have shown that teens are much more prone to these issues than adults.
In order to help yourself you need to do a few things:
- Reduce the usage of electronics right before bedtime.
- Use apps like flux that changes the phone’s display settings at night and during the day.
Doing just these two things will make you feel and sleep much better. Just because we grow up around technology does not mean we have to be controlled by it. Our heath is at risk and it shouldn’t be. Take a look at the infographic below.