Hey did you know mobile phones can unsettle our sleep patterns. The production of melatonin – the hormone that helps us drift off – can be disrupted by the light emitted from screens!
Research by Deloitte revealed that half of 18 to 24-year-olds – admit to checking their phones through the night.
(Yes, we’re guilty of that)
What to do with your phone before you glide into the land of nod:
- MAKE PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND
That new Thai eaterie opened last month and is to die for. Book a table for you and your mates and give yourselves something to look forward to.
- SHOOT A FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO
Want to tell the world how your day was? Or have you got something special to share? Look into your mobile phone and talk away – just make sure you’ve moved your underwear off the bed first…
- CHECK OUT YOUR FITNESS STATS
Legs aching after that intense fitness session you did earlier? No worries, flop on the bed, open your fitness app and check how well you did. What’s that, got a PB for your 5k run? Congratulations. Now lie back and think of… next week’s session – you’ve got plenty of incentive to take on the multitude of squats and lunges and truly smash it!
- INDULGE IN A BINGE WATCH
Is your partner hogging the box again to watch reality TV? No problem. Put Netflix on and enjoy your favourite box set. You’ve only got three episodes left and there’s plenty of time to get a binge watch in. Who needs the sofa anyway? You’ve got your comfy bed to relax in.
- STARE AT OTHER PEOPLE’S PHOTOS
It’s addictive isn’t it – swiping through Facebook and Instagram to check out what your friends and people you follow have been up to. Always good having a nose, eh?
- MESSAGE YOUR MATES
Missed the big announcement about your best friend getting engaged? What better time than to catch up on all the goss on WhatsApp and put your two pence in. With the big day taking place in a few months, now is the perfect time to start working out what wedding gift to buy the happy couple…
- CALL YOUR LOVED ONES
Yes, mobile phones are used to call people – easy to forget that, isn’t it? Dial that number and chat to your Mum and Dad. It’s great to have a natter – rant about your busy day or talk about your plans for a fun-filled weekend ahead.
- AND FINALLY…
Once your mobile phone has drifted off (or is at least on silent), it’s your turn to get a good night’s sleep. To do that, the most important thing is to have a comfortable bed. Pillows are important, as are fresh sheets and a duvet to keep you cosy through the night. Then there is the mattress. There’s a brand that has created an ultra-comfy model to provide you with a perfect night of sleep such as the Simba Hybrid >>
With that combination working in tandem, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for tomorrow’s challenges and adventures – and with a mobile phone bursting with multiple alerts for you to respond to.
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