Did you know studies have shown that looking at screens before bedtime can affect how quickly you fall asleep – or even the quality of that sleep? The blue light from even your smartphone has been shown to affect the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep/wake cycle. Try putting the screens away 30 minutes before you intend to go to sleep, and allow your mind the opportunity to wind down instead of remaining active after a long day.
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