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The Adaptor
The Tech Addict

The Tech Addict

Description

You may work well into the evening, or find yourself taking your tech to bed with you! A little spot check in the middle of the night may reveal how many glaring lights from tech pollute your bedroom. You wonder why you’re so wired when the lights go out – or you wake up thinking about your phone. Perhaps you get to sleep okay, but you wake up feeling rubbish.

Your Sleep Diet

  1. Digital detox – start getting rid of some of the tech in your bedroom. Get an old fashioned alarm clock – don’t use your phone! Guess what? You don’t need any tech to sleep!

  2. Using your tech in the morning is fine, but using it late in the evening stimulates you. You’re getting too much light exposure, which reduces your sleepiness levels – but you’re also stimulating your brain in the same way you do at work. How can we expect to be sleepy when we’re telling our brains it’s work time? Your brain is smart – if you feed it information, it’s going to want to process it

  3. Schedule one hour of tech in the early evening to get your stuff done. Have a tech bin where it all goes until the morning. Put yourself on a tech diet! And the whole household if you can. Bonus benefits – you’ll socialise more and communicate with everyone around you, and find yourself connecting in a way that tech can’t

Remember

Tech isn’t bad, we just need to regulate when we use it. You don’t have to be perfect – restricting yourself won’t lead to healthy consistent behaviour – just be slightly better than you are now, it’s a start!

Your bedroom or bed space can be the one safe space to relax and calm down. You can instil peace and tranquillity here, so try and keep the rest of your life outside the bedroom.