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Should you turn your phone off at night?

The answer is yes, you should. Many studies have found that looking at a screen before bed has a negative impact on sleep quality. One study even suggests that it can make you less focused and alert the next day.

Research suggests that less sleep may be associated with a shorter lifespan and a state of constant exhaustion. It can also affect your overall quality of life. Lack of sleep also makes it harder to process emotions and can have consequences. Sleep deprivation can lead to unpleasant reactions to relatively neutral triggers.

More sleep = a happier mood. Studies show that exposure to blue and white light emitted by phones, laptops and other electronic devices at night prevents our brains from releasing a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is the chemical that signals our body that it’s nighttime. That means we take longer to fall asleep. Some experts suggest that not using our devices for about an hour before bedtime could help us fall asleep faster and sleep better.


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