ciara.daleciara.dale

I have always been curious about the human mind and I constantly find ways to learn more about how the human mind works.

I finished my MSc, PhD Neuropsychology & Clinical Psychology in King's College in London. I have lived in London, Germany, Amsterdam, Iceland and recently, in California.

You shouldn't stare at your phone before sleeping

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Looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea because our bodies naturally follow a cycle that allows us to stay awake and alert during the day and helps us get essential rest at night. But when we look at these screens as we're getting ready to sleep, our brains get confused. Bright light can make the brain think it's time to stop producing melatonin, a hormone that gives your body"time to sleep" cues.
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Do you often look at your phone before going to bed? Do you feel the effects of not being able to sleep right away? Knowing what the effects of staring at your phone before bedtime, could you ditch the habit of being on your phone?
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People are exposing their eyes to this stream of photons that basically tells your brain to stay awake and not go to sleep yet. You’re checking your email, you’re looking for texts. It tells your brain don’t secrete melatonin yet, it’s not the time for sleep.
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Depending on the type of activity I do on my tablet or phone before going to bed, I noticed that I sleep faster when my last activity is a relaxing game vs reading an article or Facebook comments.
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I've tried to stop using my phone before bedtime but it's a hard habit to kick. I turned to reading to help me sleep and it's been a pretty good substitute to browsing my apps.
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I'm always on my phone and I've never really noticed that it affects my sleep. I'm usually exhausted from work anyway. It's good to know that it does affect our health. I should try using my phone less before sleeping.
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I do feel like avoiding screens in the evening helped me fall asleep faster, and I felt fairly rested during the day but the bigger effect was in how I spent my free time and interacted with the world.
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I've read about how night time use of gadgets affect sleep, since then, our entire house has adapted a no-gadget rule 30 minutes before bedtime. All our cellphones will be on silent mode and placed far from our bed as well.
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I think this is general knowledge. Boy, people will right anything these days!
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Becoming addicted is a phenomena of sleep deprived. Sorry to differ in my opinion but i have little important observation. Sleep is caused due to environmental balance on harmones segregated. So for example when you are very tired immediately you have deep sleep. reason is melatonin gets produced in the body to accustom the functionalities and restoring body balance. so you can say sleep rejuvenates body to accept the behaviour of surrounding environment to your ability. so simply saying night time looking at a mobile will give sleep deprivation is wrong. when the balance is losing you will get natural sleep. now getting addicted is like attaching your consciousness to the any positional or differential value. such things any type of addictions are dangerous and will become sleep deprived. so as long as you are observing your body energy centers and not keen on getting addicted you are fine even working or looking at mobiles during night or day. this is my openion. thank you for giving me chance to express. hope any one seeing this will implement.
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