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Switch off earlyHave you ever closed your laptop or put down your mobile just before bed then tossed and turned for ages trying to get to sleep? If so, the trouble you’re having falling asleep could be attributed to your digital habits. There is an extensive amount of research indicating that light-emitting technology is very disruptive to our sleep.When you sit in front of a computer screen or stare at your phone – both bright light sources – you trick the brain into thinking there is no fading light, so your brain does not start producing the hormone melatonin that our bodies need to sleep. The body only produces melatonin during the dark hours and production is switched off as soon as light is detected.To get quality, consolidated sleep, you need to switch off at least one hour before bed. This will also allow your mind to start relaxing so you don’t go to bed with an overactive brain, which can make getting to sleep very difficult.