According to new research by the British Chiropractic Association, over half of us are watching TV in bed before dozing off. Many more use other electronic gadgets in bed, and those of us that do, are spending up to four hours staring at these screens! Many feel this can help them get to sleep, but there are other issues involved that should be considered.
Pain and Sleeplessness
What many of us may not have thought of is that this common habit can wreak havoc on the structure of our bodies. More hours spent hunched over small screens or sitting in uncomfortable positions can lead to poor sleep, bad backs and necks and other spinal problems.
Protecting Your Health
If you need to use a gadget while you’re in bed, make sure your back is supported with a pillow and that the device or the TV is at your eye level. And it’s not just about your spinal health–research shows that turning off the TV can better support optimal sleep. The bright lights from the screens of our gadgets can stimulate our brain, negatively affecting our sleep quality.
Get the sleep you need and protect your mind and body by making your bedroom a tech-free zone! Then give us a call and schedule an appointment with us to protect your spine and maintain your health.