A new study from the Ohio State University Medical Centre suggests there may be a link between late-night computer use or television watching and depression.
While the study focused on hamsters, and I therefore find it suspect — have these scientists ever owned a hamster? Those things stay up all night anyway whirling around on their wheels, as opposed to amusing one’s children during daylight hours — I’m not about to dismiss anything that helps with better sleep. And I do suspect screen time might play havoc when one’s trying to wind down.
I used to pop on my laptop during those late-night rounds of insomnia (I tried to phrase them as “bonus time in your day!”), but found that could turn an hour awake time into three. Now if I have to get up and do something, I try something old-fashioned: A mug of warm milk, dim lighting, and any book left of on my shelf from grade 10 English class (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich does wonders).
Do you have good evening sleep habits? What are your tips for better sleep?