Not getting enough sleep? Skip the screen

Not getting enough beauty sleep? Sleep specialists now warn that working on your computer right before bedtime can be a major cause of insomnia. According to Dr. Chris Idzikowski of the UK-based Edinburgh Sleep Centre, “Just the simple act of checking your email upto an hour before bed has the same effect on sleep as drinking two espressos.”

And it’s not just about the mental stimulation: “The light from a computer screen signals your brain to stop producing sleep hormones, thereby leading to a restless night,” explains Dr. Neil Stanley from the University of Berkley, USA. So switch off the laptop to ensure that you have a peaceful slumber.

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