Technological insomnia, how to counteract it

Tablets and smartphones have become regular companions in the lives of many people. Devices through which to connect to the internet or use playful applications. Although they can not be denied advantage They have brought day to day, such as the search for instant information or communication with any part of the world, have also appeared different problems.

The technological insomnia It is one of these problems. Many people have alterations in their sleep as a result of the abuse of their smartphones or tablets or their use in bed. Although it can not be considered a disorder, as indicated by the ASEM group, it is becoming an issue that is affecting the habits of many.


Avoid using screens before sleeping

East technological insomnia It is related to a sleep disorder that is attributed to people who use devices such as smarthpones, video games, tablets or television before going to sleep. This change is related to the exposure to artificial light of the screens, this causes the release of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep, causing changes in the heart rate and making it difficult to sleep.

As has been said, technological insomnia is not a disorder but rather a problem of habits. When the night comes, it is advisable to make activities relaxants that allow you to reach a state conducive to falling asleep. However, the use of these devices brings the activation of the individual and makes it difficult to rest.


In order to reach the dream, the activity is required and the mind enters into a relaxation phase at least one hour before going to bed. That is why it is recommended to keep away smartphones, tablets and other devices that may provoke the activation of the person and perform other activities to get a good routine before bedtime.

Routines recommended for falling asleep

The experts recommend willpower and put aside these technologies except in case of emergency. To combat technological insomnia, it is best to bet on routines more healthy:

- Take a bath before going to sleep.

- Talk on the sofa with quiet music in the background.

- Avoid watching television, especially programs or films that end after long hours.

- Read a book in bed instead of reviewing technological devices.


- Ensure a good digestion before going to sleep and not lie down with a full stomach.

Damián Montero

Video: My life. Dealing with insomnia & anxiety. (Edited on iPad Pro)


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