{What’s making me happier?} 10 – The number 1 rule for good sleep

I believe I’ve mentioned sleep on this blog a time or two 🙂

I’m a big believer in getting plenty of good sleep.

Last year I read Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive. She’s released a new one this year, The Sleep Revolution.

I haven’t read it yet but I’ve heard her being interviewed 2 – 3 times.

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by [Huffington, Arianna]

One of the things she’s mentioned on all of these interviews is to not be on your phone at least 30 – 60 mins before bed. And actually, to charge your phone outside your bedroom.

I don’t know about you but if my phone is right next to my bed, I’m more likely to be on it right up until I need to sleep, and then first thing in the morning, I’m on it again.

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I was in a really good habit of charging the phone outside my bedroom at the old house but sadly, over the last month, I’ve fallen into my bad habits again. I can see the difference – my sleep time has reduced (obviously) but more importantly, I’m reading less and I’m on that phone immediately when I wake up (before my glasses are even on).

So that’s not acceptable to me.

I’m challenging myself and I’ll come back at the end of the month to tell you how many days I’ve charged my phone outside the bedroom.

Anyone want to take up this challenge with me?

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Comments

  1. I am very keen to do this but I also use my phone as an alarm clock, what do you use as an alarm (or do you not need one?) I have to have an alarm or I will sleep until Thembi walks in and the dogs bark at her…

    • Oh Sam, I most definitely need an alarm, but I put my alarm as a worship song (currently Good Good Father) so when it goes off (in the central area), it wakes the two of us still asleep, but in a very gentle way. I love that I have to eventually get up and walk to the phone to switch it off which means I’m then awake.

      Try it 🙂

  2. Terisha says:

    I have my phone on my bedside table. I keep it there for security reasons. I am good about not going onto my phone in the mornings(actually I am still too sleepy when I wake up to think about my social media), but I do sometime get distracted with it at night but overly so.

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