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How to Put Sleep Before Phones

Some of you teenagers have developed a nasty habit of sacrificing time meant for sleep to idle onyour phones. There is an enormous list of problems that can arise from this practice, but the mostobvious one is the fact that it decreases your chances of doing well in school. You do not have to befalling asleep at your desk for this to happen, either. Web MD lists fatigue, often times a side effect ofinadequate sleep, as one of the top concentration killers. Fortunately, this issue can be avoidedentirely.

1. Dont use your phone close to bedtime.

Cellphones are designed to keep you awake in more ways than one. The phone screen emits aspecial ‘blue’ light that ‘tricks’ your brain into thinking it is not time to sleep yet. This does not justhappen with phones, it happens with most technological devices. An article by The Atlanticpresented two different studies which showed that the amount of time spent on the device affects thetime taken to fall asleep. It has also been shown to affect the quality of sleep. Therefore, to be safe,do not use your phone for two hours before bedtime.

2. Turn off your phone.

Another issue with phones is that when they ring, or make any other noise, they wake you up. Then,you become distracted and fixated on whatever is on the screen, whether it's a series of Instagramposts, a new tweet, a new text, etc. Another possibility is that the constant notifications prevent youfrom falling asleep in the first place. This can continue for hours, eating up huge chunks of your sleeptime. So, for a simple life, just turn it off.

3. Be dedicated.

If you are one of those people who are insanely dependent on their phones, know that breaking thishabit will not be easy. Some emotions that you may experience are nervousness, anxiety, anger,confusion, restlessness, loneliness and depression among others. Therefore, you will probably beunsuccessful the first time, but you have to keep trying.

4. Ask for help.

If the first three suggestions do not help, and you are incapable of helping yourself, there is one lastvery simple but very unpleasant suggestion: give your phone to your parent(s) or guardian beforebed. That way you will not have access to it. Just the idea of this may horrify you, but it is for the best.

How to Put Sleep Before Phones
Some of you teenagers have developed a nasty habit of sacrificing time meant for sleep to idle on
your phones. There is an enormous list of problems that can arise from this practice, but the most
obvious one is the fact that it decreases your chances of doing well in school. You do not have to be
falling asleep at your desk for this to happen, either. Web MD lists fatigue, often times a side effect of
inadequate sleep, as one of the top concentration killers. Fortunately, this issue can be avoided
entirely.
1. Don't use your phone close to bedtime.
Cellphones are designed to keep you awake in more ways than one. The phone screen emits a
special ‘blue’ light that ‘tricks’ your brain into thinking it is not time to sleep yet. This does not just
happen with phones, it happens with most technological devices. An article by The Atlantic
presented two different studies which showed that the amount of time spent on the device affects the
time taken to fall asleep. It has also been shown to affect the quality of sleep. Therefore, to be safe,
do not use your phone for two hours before bedtime.
2. Turn off your phone.
Another issue with phones is that when they ring, or make any other noise, they wake you up. Then,
you become distracted and fixated on whatever is on the screen, whether it's a series of Instagram
posts, a new tweet, a new text, etc. Another possibility is that the constant notifications prevent you
from falling asleep in the first place. This can continue for hours, eating up huge chunks of your sleep
time. So, for a simple life, just turn it off.
3. Be dedicated.
If you are one of those people who are insanely dependent on their phones, know that breaking this
habit will not be easy. Some emotions that you may experience are nervousness, anxiety, anger,
confusion, restlessness, loneliness and depression among others. Therefore, you will probably be
unsuccessful the first time, but you have to keep trying.
4. Ask for help.
If the first three suggestions do not help, and you are incapable of helping yourself, there is one last
very simple but very unpleasant suggestion: give your phone to your parent(s) or guardian before
bed. That way you will not have access to it. Just the idea of this may horrify you, but it is for the b