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Some Good Rest

I slept better this past weekend than I have in quite some time. It helps that I was busy and spent a good part of the day out in the heat on Saturday, but I noticed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night I fell asleep quickly and deeply. Was this just some random weekend when my body got it what it craved or did my curtailing of internet use actually pay off?

When I woke up this morning I didn’t really think much about not using the internet after 9 PM. All three weekend evenings, I reached for my phone/laptop to do a little research on this or that after 9 PM, but I stopped myself. I picked up my Kobo, finished up one book and made some leeway on another and then I slept. I slept well. I just didn’t really think the two things had any connection until this morning. I mean, I cannot express how good I slept this weekend. It has to be related, right?

I’m sure we’ve all seen the various blue light and cell phone useage before bed studies. I believe the general concensus is that using an electronic device with a blue light after bed disrupts your sleep, but I don’t think I really accepted those results. My thought was the information on the screen was more engaging which allowed for your mind to ramp up, instead of ramping down and that is what actually disrupts your sleep. Then again, note, I’m not a scientist and this was just some random theory off the top of my head with no basis in reality.

After this weekend, I’m thinking that may there is something to do this after all. Obviously, three days is not a good sample but I’m curious to see how the rest of my week goes. I’ll report back in later this week or next week with my results.

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