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What can you do instead of be on your cell phone before bed?

If you shut off electronics an hour before sleep, chances are you’re still pretty alert and awake. So how do you occupy yourself in a way that’s healthy before sleep? Today I'm gonna give you some ideas on what you can actually do instead of being on your cell phone. I'm sure there's many many other options, but these are just a few.

Here are some ideas:

  • Read a book. While some books have stressful plots, one study suggests that reading silently for just six minutes can lower stress by up to 68%, more than listening to music (61%), drinking a cup of decaffeinated tea (54%) or walking (42%).
  • Jot down your thoughts. If you’ve got a lot on your mind at night, write it down. Now, your mind no longer has to remember it all. So now it can relax and get ready for sleep.
  • Take a shower or bath. On top of being pretty relaxing, this lower your body temperature when you get out, which can help you fall asleep faster.
  • Don’t snack. Just don't do it. It’s best to finish eating at least 2 hours before bedtime and avoid heavy meals at night. Why? Because most sugars and stimulants will wear off and your body’s stomach and intestines won't be still actively trying to break down your latest meal. Trust me, that can definitely keep you awake. personally I feel best when I don't eat anything after 6 or 7 and I usually go to bed around 11 or midnight.

Dr. Sam Speron

What can you do instead of be on your cell phone before bed?



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