It’s a never-ending topic of discussion among those of us who work in brekkie radio – SLEEP.
How much did you get last night? How DID you sleep? Were you woken up? Did you get to bed on time? For some reason, our sleeping habits provide an endless source of conversation and fascination.
Even if you have a regular job, the yearning for a decent night’s sleep is an all-too common problem. Finding the solution to achieving a good quality night’s shut-eye is like a search for the Holy Grail.
Well now I can offer some SCIENTIFIC PROOF that should help you on your way.
I use a FITBIT that monitors my sleeping habits with a graph. Basically it shows a blue graph that is interrupted by light blue lines when I am restless. Pink means I’ve actually got up and out of bed to go the bathroom or get a glass of water.
Here’s what happens when I use an electronic device – mostly my iPhone – before turning out the bedside lamp:
And here’s what happens if I read a book instead:
NO BREAKS AT ALL!!
Books beat phones hands down.
I tried it again the following night and here’s proof:
You might think it’s obvious, but if you’re like me, you’ve heard the advice before and ignored it. Now I’m convinced the experts are right and I hope you are too.
So it’s simple – PUT AWAY YOUR MOBILE PHONE AND i-PAD and READ instead.