Is it Bad to Stare At Bright Screens Before Bed?

In this day and age, all of us have our heads buried in our devices constantly. If it’s not at work staring at our laptops, it’s at our smartphones on the subway. Technology has truly changed the way we all consume information, interact with one another, and live our daily lives. This includes how we spend our time before going to sleep. Many of us stare at our screens right up until we pass out—but is this bad for us?

Some Say It’s Not Great

We won’t delve too deeply down the rabbit hole, but there are some experts who say that staring a bright screen for an extended period of time right before we go to sleep isn’t ideal. If the lights in the room are turned off, it’s even worse, and even more so if the screen is on full brightness. Studies have shown that it can affect our mental health, as well as our eyesight.

However, this isn’t to say that you can’t watch an exhilarating movie with the lights off. But social media can be addicting, and it’s really just the excessive use of it that can be problematic. At the end of the day, doing too much of anything can be troublesome, and scrolling your bright phone screen at the wee hours of the night is no exception.

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