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Jan 20, 2019 17:54:47

How buying an alarm clock changed my life

by @adriankrebs | 231 words | 🐣 | 9πŸ’Œ

Adrian Krebs

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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!

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    @adriankrebs Great strategy! You are right the blue light from devices can disrupt proper sleeping at night. I think it's a great idea to avoid using devices with an hour or two before bed and within an hour or two of waking up.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 20, 2019 21:55:36
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    @adriankrebs Been meaning to do this. My addiction to my phone won’t even allow me to buy an alarm clock!

    Ramsha avatar Ramsha | Jan 20, 2019 18:43:35
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    @adriankrebs I have been meaning to this for a while now. Another suggestions would be apps like Flux where it changes the computer color depending on time of the day.

    Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 20, 2019 18:34:19
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