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iPads Affect Sleep

If you are having a hard time sleeping – blame Apple. Your iphone or iPad may just be the reason that you are finding it hard to drift off at the end of the day.

Recent studies have shown that iPads sap the melatonin from your body, an essential component to the body’s natural sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm. Scientists have found that they are much worse than TV, because they are closer to our faces, and reduce our melatonin by an astonishing 22% more.

Here are four tips that you can employ to reduce the damage from using an iPad late at night.

  1. Use a filter. You can find them at your local electronics store. They help to reduce the melatonin reducing light and keep you healthy(er).
  2. 2. Use dim lights. It’s the hard glare that gets you. Keep it moderate, both on your machine and in the bedroom.
  3. 3. Keep your distance. Think of your iPad like a TV, or computer. Keep it a little further away from your face.
  4. 4. Own your machine. Don’t let it own you. A lot of iPads and iPhones take over the lives of their owners. They’ll tell you what’s up. When it’s light. What’s right. And where to go. Take a little control over your life. Put the screen aside and show it who’s boss. Then sleep.

The very best thing that you can do before bed is read. Just an old fashioned book will do. The more boring the better.

Don’t stress yourself out with stocks and emails and Facebook office gossip. Sleep is for escape. So slip away. Get a great bed, and clear your mind of all the garbage of today, and relax on the most comfortable mattress you can find.

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