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Stop Working to Sleep

People have a hard time in our practice breaking away from work and their devices: the laptop, computer or cellphone. From sending messages to responding to emails that work stimulates the brain. A lot of people are working late into the evening. Dr. Kriva hears, “I don’t understand why I can’t fall asleep at night.”

If you’re working just before you go to bed your brain is geared up; it’s engaged and working. It’s not slowing down; it’s not ready to fall asleep and it takes a while for that to happen.

Ban That Blue Light

There is a wavelength of blue light that comes from cell phones, tablets and laptops that can interfere with sleep patterns of the brainwaves. Being exposed to that blue light before going to bed can interfere with sleep so stop working.

Give yourself a couple of hours to just unwind. You also may want to install an app that blocks that particular blue wavelength of light in the afternoon or the evening. By doing so, you’re not exposing yourself to that before you go to bed.

Turn Them Off

We recommend that you turn off all of your digital devices at least 30 minutes to an hour before bed. Responding to emails and attending to social media posts can wait until the next day.

Check out Dr. Kriva’s video for more information.

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