Dr. Ian Smith explains that using your devices for long periods of time before going to bed can lead to issues with the quality of your sleep as well as how long you are able to stay asleep -- plus too much screentime is reportedly causing feelings of stress in many adults. According to estimates, most of us are spending up to 11 hours every day glued to our screens.
In order to cut down on your screen time -- especially while you are in bed -- Dr. Ian suggests:
- Put your device to bed before you get in bed and consider hiding it in a draw or a special "smartphone sleeping bag"
- Declare your digital detox on your various social media platforms, this can help keep you accountable and ensure you get a much-needed digital break
We're guessing your little ones could use a digital detox as well - check out The Doctors' tips on curbing excessive smartphone in children.