As we’ve explained time and time again, using your smartphone before bed can be detrimental to the sleeping process — even if you switch off at a reasonable hour. Well, it turns out that the potential side-effects are a lot worse than previously thought.
Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. In the below video, he lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. If this won’t make you change your bedtime screen-viewing habits, nothing will.
Of course, giving up a compulsive habit is easier said than done. If you’re finding it difficult, try this exercise which can help reduce the need to be in contact with your phone. Alternatively, you can try using a smaller-screen device in bed: while not a perfect solution, it might help to mitigate the damage.
[Via Business Insider]