In today’s distraction ridden society, we’ve surrounded ourselves with devices and activities that constantly vie for our attention. People are fixated on little screens all around us. While eating, driving, walking, sitting, visiting with friends and even working. People whip out their phones and tablets in movie theaters, restaurants, golf courses, concerts and even in the bathroom.
Now just a thought for all you men out there. Next time you’re in the restroom doing your thing, try looking around you (discretely of course). Undoubtedly, there will be some guy in the next urinal over – with their phone in one hand and the other on their… Yeah, you get my drift.
In my humble opinion, the last thing we need is for these devices to migrate into our bedrooms. Because our bedrooms are really designed for us to Sleep in. The name even has bed built right into it. Bed-room! They also serve as very intimate places for other things as well.
And I say these useful, yet distracting little devices, are robbing us of sleep and other useful endeavors.
- Like having peace and quiet to refresh our weary bodies.
- Having the opportunity for our minds to wind down and de-stress our frazzled emotions.
- Spending time talking and connecting with our significant others.
- Or all the other things we did before these electronic devices invaded our every waking hour.
To take back your bedroom use a three-pronged approach.
- Take back your room: This means removing all the digital devices, televisions and other things that disturb our rest and inhibit our sleep.
- Turn your room back into a sleeping room: Humans sleep best at night because its dark and quiet. This means blocking out unnecessary light and providing a quiet room to sleep in. This can be done simply by adding insulation or sound proofing material and thicker or even black out curtains.
- Give it time: Change takes time and it may take a few weeks to re-work your sleep cycles. But don’t give up to soon. Give it time, you’ll thank me later. And maybe now we can all get back to a good night’s sleep.
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