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Posted on 12-21-2015

Are You Scrolling Through Your Phone Before Bed? You’re Doing It All Wrong

Author: Amanda Fuller

What do you spend your time doing before bed each night? If you’re like most 

people in this world, chances are you are spending your time, before falling 

asleep, updating and checking social media. Do you notice that it may take you 

longer to fall asleep after tweeting, poking, surfing, etc.? Well, it turns out there is 

some scientific truth to this. Most people don’t even realize the impact this 

activity is having on their sleep. Being exposed to the bright light from your 

computer or phone screens while in bed delays the brain and body’s ability to get 

to sleep. People aren’t falling asleep as quickly as they should and in turn aren’t 

getting the required amount of sleep. Did you know that not getting enough sleep 

can even affect your long-term memory? Falling asleep with a racing mind also 

impacts the quality of sleep you’re getting. Bedtime should be associated with 

calming down and chilling out, perhaps with a good book or easy music. If you’re 

trying to go straight to sleep after scrolling through instagram, facebook or even 

the local news, it may take your mind a while to shut down. This can definitely 

make for a less restful night.  What could be worse? Well some people are even 

woken up due to incoming messages. These could be messages from friends, or 

dare I say it - bosses, which can make falling back to sleep that much harder. In a 

world where everyone is so accessible, social media has become a large part of 

people’s lives and they can find it hard to keep up. The pressures of staying up to 

date and the fear of being left out can really take its toll. So what is our advice to 

you? Try leaving social media out of your bedtime rituals. Brush your teeth, grab a 

glass of water and your favorite book. Or listen to some calming music, but don’t 

forget to shut off the lights. Try it and let us know how you feel! You can always 

get your social media fix over your morning coffee. If you’re sleeping more and 

getting more quality sleep, your overall quality of life is sure to improve!

Please Leave a Comment of your experience with Social Media and Seep.

Pacific Beach Chiropractor

-Dr. Ryan Curda

Or visit our Pacific Beach Chiropractic Center at

4747 Mission Blvd. #1

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 866-3345

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