Technology-Free Bedrooms

nightime-bed-computer-sleep-health-problems-mdnIs technology to blame for sleeplessness and body pain?  It turns out our need to stay connected is impacting the structure of our bodies.

Every day, people are spending hours in front of computers or hunched over small screens.  For the most part, the seated and standing positions we have adopted lead to poor sleep, stiff necks, bad backs, and a slew of spinal problems.

While employers are making great strides by improving workplace ergonomics, our at-home environments need improvement.  Researchers are suggesting gadget users curb their enthusiasm by implementing technology-free bedrooms.  Why?

By texting, gaming, reading or watching television, you are likely sitting in unsupported positions.  Obviously not a great way to protect your spine.

Furthermore, the bright lights from gadget screens over-stimulate our brains.  Instead of preparing for sleep, our brain continues thinking it is daytime.  This disrupts our body’s natural sleep system.

Uninterrupted sleep is essential for your mind and body.   If you have trouble falling asleep, suffer from insomnia, or experience poor sleep quality, you may want to consider the technology-free bedroom approach.