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Health Tip: Don't Use Smartphone in the Bedroom

It can interfere with sleep

(HealthDay News) --If you keep a smartphone on your nightstand and take a peek just before bed, you may be jeopardizing your sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions:

  • Fight the urge to check your smartphone at bedtime. It can lead to stress and getting too energized just before bed.
  • Keep the phone away from your bed while you sleep, either in another room or at least in a place where you can't reach it from bed. The light, buzzing and beeping can distract you.
  • Set a "technology curfew" at least an hour before bedtime.
  • Get an actual alarm clock so you don't have to use your phone.

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