Is Technology Giving You Sleeping Problems?

sleeping problems

Do you have sleeping problems?

All those fancy modern gadgets sure make life a lot easier, don’t they? Your cell phone can keep you in touch with your friends on all the social networking platforms, catch you up on the news, sort your e-mails and even answer phone calls.

But even though this technology can be very helpful it can be a big problem especially if you’re sensitive to light.

How a Smart Phone Can Keep You Up at Night

The problem with artificial light is that it interferes with your hormones and neural activity. This throws off your internal clock that naturally guides you through a 24 hour day.

Devices like smart phones have LED lights that can keep your brain on alert and reduce the number of hours that you sleep.

How Sleeping Problems affect Your Health

While sleep deprivation can reduce your concentration it’s also associated with weight gain, diabetes, and anxiety.

How to Deal with the Artificial Light from Electronic Devices

Here are some simple things you can do to keep your electronic devices from giving you sleeping problems.  

1. Use a Sleep Schedule       

Turn off your electronic devices, including your TV, an hour or two before bedtime. This gives your brain adequate recovery time from the lingering effects of staring at lighted screens.

2. Let Everyone Know Your Schedule

Some people, like your boss, might expect you to be available at all hours of the day. Let your co-workers and friends know what time you stop checking emails or answering calls and texts.

3. Keep Electronics Out of Your Bedroom

Keep electronics devices, including the television out of your bedroom. Use the bedroom a sanctuary only for sleep and sex.

4. Dim or Cover Power Buttons

To keep ambient light to a minimum put stickers over power buttons that glow in the dark. Dim the lights on your alarm clock.

5. Read Real Books (Not e-books)

Paper books don’t emit light. If you have an e-reader, use it during the day. Then your eyes won’t be overstimulated in the evening when you’re trying to go to sleep.

6. Find the Right Spectrum

LED lights emit a short wave blue light that can disrupt your sleep rhythms. Look for free apps that can adjust the color to warmer or cooler shades at different times of the day.

Dealing with Light from Other Sources

1. Purchase Bulbs that Don’t Interfere With Your Sleep

As a result of new government efficiency standards, traditional light bulbs are no longer being sold. If fluorescent lights bother you, you can use incandescent halogen bulbs, which provide softer light and work well with dimmers.

2. Use a Nightlight.

At least for now, nightlights are exempted and still on the market. They’ll help you get back to sleep faster after late night trips to the bathroom.

3. Use Blackout Curtains and Shades

Blackout curtains and shades darken your bedroom and can help you sleep. They keep out the streetlights and allow you to sleep past daybreak.

4. Use Sunglasses

If you work at night and need to sleep during the day, shade your eyes on the way home. Use sunglasses to help you to get ready for sleep. Wraparound sunglasses are the most effective style.

5. Get a Sleep Mask

A sleep mask can be a valuable accessory. Don’t buy cheap the cheap ones like the ones they give away on planes. The best are the ones with cushioned pillows around the eyes. They feel more comfortable and help you sleep better.

6. Limit Your Caffeine Intake

While having a cup of coffee in the morning can be okay, drinking coffee throughout the day can definitely interfere give your sleeping problems. If you’re drowsy throughout the day, try going to bed earlier.

7. Open the Shades in the Morning

When you expose your body to the sun in the morning will wake up your brain and help you to sleep better at night. If you have to get up before daylight you can use special lights that are designed for seasonal affective disorder to help you wake up.

8. Talk with a Sleep Specialist

If you continue to have problems sleeping then see a sleep specialist. They may end you to a sleep center to be evaluated or suggest additional options like melatonin supplements.

9. Use Self Hypnosis

Hypnosis and self-hypnosis has been found to be very effective foe many people who have sleeping problems. If you are having trouble sleeping then talk to a certified hypnotherapist or look for a self-hypnosis recording.

You Can Overcome Your Sleeping Problems

You can overcome your sleeping problems by kicking your tablet out of your bedroom and picking up a paperback novel. At the same time put your cell phone on mute and get rid of your bedroom’s TV.

This will help you overcome your sleeping problems and get a better night’s sleep

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, advanced hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior and help you get a good night’s sleep.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) Certified Hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use hypnotherapy and NLP in both their business and personal lives in methods to help them overcome insomnia and get a good night’s sleep.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong to overcome insomnia and get a good night’s sleep.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to overcome insomnia and get a good night’s sleep then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan.

In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.