Stop using your screens at night. Studies have shown that exposure to blue light, the light coming from your phone or laptop, late into the night can affect your sleep patterns. The act of responding to an email or text can increase the tension in your body, depending on the context. The blue light from the screen can trick your body and decrease your melatonin production, preventing you from falling asleep. Set a time limit for yourself to stop using a screen before bed.

How does this help restore you?

Cutting back on screen time before bed is not just good for your physical health, it can restore your mental health. Spending too much time attached to what is going on in your email or social media will distract you from the important connections you could be having with your family. After you spend this time connecting, you can go to bed with peace-of-mind that you will get a good night’s rest.