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What’s Your Excuse? 'Can’t Live Without My Phone'

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Have fun! Take a break from Instagram and spend time on other things you like to do. Are you a great artist or an amazing cook? Love a good book or meeting up with friends? Explore other ways to enjoy yourself.

Switch off way before bedtime. When you do check your phone or watch TV, make sure you finish about an hour before lights out. The kind of light that shines from your screens can affect the hormones that control sleep, which makes it hard for you to get enough restful shut-eye. Plus, when you watch a movie, check social media, or send texts to your friends, your brain stays active. Want to cut out the temptation to look? Plug in your phone somewhere outside your bedroom and leave it there to charge overnight.

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Reviewed by Renee A. Alli, MD, FAAP on January 26, 2017
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