#7: Netflix and Not-So-Chill
After a long, tiring day, the best way to unwind is with some escapism television or maybe playing a video game for a while. It seems like the perfect way to take your mind off all the troubles of your day and to relax. You earned it! And all that “relaxing” will help you sleep better, right? Wrong.
TV and computer screens emit a blue light, which is different than what lightbulbs give off. This blue light has a negative effect on your circadian rhythms. It also suppresses your natural sleep hormones. In short, screens right before bedtime are only going to ensure that you have worse sleep, not better.