Various studies have proven that the blue light emitted from our smartphones has a negative impact on our sleep.
I used to scroll trough reddit or twitter every night before I fell asleep. Even worse, the first thing I did after waking up, was grabbing my phone to check all the notifications. I realized that my eyes are very sensitive to this bright light in the morning. They even started tearing a bit. In addition, I recognized that I'm closing one of my eyes as a sort of protection mechanism.
This habit can't be healthy, I thought. During my morning commute, I started observing people's smartphone consumption in public transportation. An astonishing amount of approximately 70 percent of all people in my train were watching on their smartphone screens.
So i decided to do something against my obsessive smartphone consumption. The obvious action was to ban my phone from the bedroom. I built some kind of "smartphone parking lot" in my kitchen, where I place it for charging over night.
Since I used the phone for my wake up alarm, I had to order a conventional alarm clock. I was very surprised that my sleep quality improved after just one week. The time I used to scroll through social media feeds in bed, I'm now using to read a book or writing 200 words a day. Try it out, you won't regret it!