Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


You Can Look At Screens Late At Night And Still Sleep Well: Here’s How

With the rise in popularity of products like blue-light glasses and screen time limits for certain applications, it should come as no surprise that technology is disrupting many aspects of life—but it’s your sleep that may be taking the greatest hit. A 2013 study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that watching TV within an hour of going to bed can stimulate your brain and prevent the vital ‘wind-down’ process that allows for an easy night’s rest.

For those of you who can’t part with your evening TV watching, do not fear—research has shown there may be a solution to post-screen restlessness. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Michael Scullin, PhD found that writing a detailed to-do list for the next day can effectively redirect overthinking and stressful thought-processes that often accompany a stimulated mind. Be sure you’re thorough—the greatest sleep results yielded from the most intensive task lists.

The study links the engagement of a cognitive activity prior to bed with a more restful night’s sleep; while Scullin’s example is to-do lists, journaling or other mentally ‘offloading’ activities would also suffice in helping the brain wind down for the night. Give this method a try next time you’re having a screen-induced restless night—no screen time limits required.


You May Also Like


Ontario is no stranger to dock spiders who, despite their name, are found all over cottage country and not just on docks. Here are...


Adam Sandler turns 52 today, and in honour of his birthday, we’re taking a look at the highest grossing Sandler films over his almost...


Francesca Farago, also known as “Frankie,” became a hit sensation after the airing of Netflix’s reality show Too Hot To Handle.


Who says that Christmas movies have to spread love and happiness through seasonal joy? Sometimes, these movies need to indulge on the darkness that...

Advertisement Sysco