Put the Phone Away!

Woman in bed looking at her smart phone

3 Reasons Why Looking at It Before Bed Is a Bad Habit

How using your phone at night can impact your health

Like a trusty guard dog, your smart phone probably rests right next to you (or even under your pillow) every night when you go to sleep. You’re able to answer calls, texts and emails at a moment’s notice – even during the wee hours of the night.

And isn’t that the best part about technology? Always being connected and never truly shutting down or logging off?

Not so fast. You probably don’t even realize how your smart phone habits are affecting your sleep and your brain’s health. What may seem like a harmless habit to you – jumping into bed and opening up your phone – can actually have a big impact on your overall health.

Sleep disorders specialist, Harneet Walia, MD, sheds some light on this sleep-sabotaging habit.

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