9.00pm Switch off

CLEO (Malaysia) - - BODY & SOUL -

OK, this one might sadly mean sac­ri­fic­ing your OITNB marathon as well as your text-a-thon with your BFF, but it will be worth it. “Watch­ing a screen just be­fore bed – the TV, your com­puter, or mo­bile phone – can pre­vent you from sleep­ing, as the light fre­quency of th­ese screens is close to that of day­light,” says Dr Barnes. In fact, new re­search found that us­ing an iPad for two hours be­fore hit­ting bed sup­pressed lev­els of mela­tonin, the key hor­mone that reg­u­lates sleep, by 22%. Please step away from Youtube.

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