More and more people are not sleeping as much as they should due to social media on mobile devices.
I have to admit, I’m often guilty of skipping some shut eye to see what’s happening on Twitter but lack of sleep is not only detrimental to your performance at work, it’s also bad for your health too! Serious health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity have all been linked to sleep deprivation.
If you’re tweeting instead of sleeping, here’s some tips to ensure you’re getting at least seven hours of sleep a night:
1. Do not keep your mobile device in the bedroom
Buy a new alarm clock if you use your phone to wake you up. If you really must have your device in your room, make sure it’s on silent.
2. Stop using social media for an hour before you go to bed
This will take some discipline!
3. Tell people you’re signing off for the night
This will prevent you worrying that you’re keeping people waiting for a response. Most responses can wait until the morning anyway.
4. Keep yourself distracted
Put on a film or read a book
As a self-certified social media addict, I know this is easier said than done!