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I Tried Clean Sleeping for Two Weeks and It Changed My Life

Best Life Logo By Diana Bruk of Best Life | Slide 2 of 6: A true millennial, I was skeptical about the whole “electrolytes are attacking your brain” theory spun by old fuddy-duddies, and used to comfortably fall asleep while watching TV or flipping through my iPhone. But it looks like what sleep clinics say is true: electronics stimulate the brain and inhibit the release of sleep neurotransmitters. Turning off my phone allowed me to unplug from the stress of social media, and dozing off while reading (rather than while watching It) gave me much nicer dreams than the stressful nightmares with which I’m usually plagued, both of which led to a more restful sleep. If you’re not a big reader, doing something else that lets your body and brain relax, like yoga or a bubble bath, works too.

1. Reading Before Bed Is Best

A true millennial, I was skeptical about the whole “electrolytes are attacking your brain” theory spun by old fuddy-duddies, and used to comfortably fall asleep while watching TV or flipping through my iPhone. But it looks like what sleep clinics say is true: electronics stimulate the brain and inhibit the release of sleep neurotransmitters. Turning off my phone allowed me to unplug from the stress of social media, and dozing off while reading (rather than while watching It) gave me much nicer dreams than the stressful nightmares with which I’m usually plagued, both of which led to a more restful sleep. If you’re not a big reader, doing something else that lets your body and brain relax, like yoga or a bubble bath, works too.

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