You know how it is, you tap onto Instagram and scroll, scroll, scroll. Before you know it, an hour has passed. Technology is great, but it’s got us looking at screens from when we open our eyes to when we fall asleep at night. According to a Harvard Health Letter, even dim light can interfere with a person’s circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion (which helps with sleep). Harvard sleep researchers linked short sleep to increased risk for depression, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Other than just improving sleep, a screen detox might be the answer to help you stay more present. Not sure how to reduce the amount of blue light exposure you’re getting? Scroll through the gallery below for some tips.
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Text: Pamela Choo / CLEO Malaysia / Sept/Oct 2019 issue