Every day we are more enslaved by electronic devices but it is not only the lack of freedom or the dependence that they create us, it is that they can also bring associated health problems. We are hooked to the phone but you should do everything possible to disconnect from your mobile, at least at certain times. Take note of why it is not a good idea to use your smartphone's alarm to wake up.
It's important how you finish and start the day
Believe it or not, The last thing you do before going to bed directly influences your rest. Not only because of the effects of blue light that can disturb sleep, but also because when you pick up the phone to check that the alarm is in order you will find messages, WhatsApps or emails that will occupy a place in your head ( or give you worries that prevent you from resting well) so you will not go to bed the same way you do after reading for a while, with warm light, a book that you like a lot.
The same goes for the morning, It is important to have a good routine to start the day that allows you to face the day in a positive and energetic way. Imagine a morning when you get out of bed and do not look at the mobile, do some gentle stretching, meditate for 5 or 10 minutes, you can even do 10 minutes of yoga or some light exercise. All this ritual will not take you more than 20 minutes, just enough to take a quick shower if you are one of those who prefer morning showers, have a good energy breakfast and leave home with your batteries in a good mood.
Add stress to your day
If nothing else to wake up you take the mobile to extinguish the alarm already you are trapped unless you have an iron force of will. If you start looking at emails that you will have to answer sometime in the morning, WhatsApp messages accumulated, you take a spin on Instagram … You will easily have lost almost 30 minutes (and the rush would begin) that you could have dedicated to your morning starting in a much more palatable way.
Having in your head all that information that you have read already makes you increase your stress as soon as you wake up, if you do not look at your phone until you get to work or during the trip (we will not be strict), your day will start in a more leisurely and your status will be almost zen (until you see the smartphone surely).
Your eyes, the great victims
Your sight, that treasure so appreciated, is really suffering with the screens of mobile phones, tablets and smartphones. The contrasts of light and the gesture of waking up and having the screen so close to your face, It will lead to eye redness, itching, irritation and discomfort that could save you if you do not subject your eyes to a constant stressor such as the mobile, and much less before going to bed and nothing else to get up, it's almost like leaving a cave in broad daylight.
The mobile as an alarm clock
Although it sounds retro, the best thing to wake up is to forget about the mobile and switch to the traditional alarm clock. An element that only has that function, wake up and offer the time, does not intervene in anything else, does not tell you that you have forgotten a medical appointment, that your boss awaits the report, that there is family food on the weekend or that they leave shortly sale the tickets of a show that interests you. No, it just wakes you up, order.
The alarm clocks are much better than the classic alarm clocks, devices that they wake you up gradually with light as if you were dawning naturally in your room, respecting your circadian rhythms. A much healthier and gentler way to wake up.
Disconnection? What else …
Having your alarm on your mobile to wake you forces you to be connected all day and, although it may not seem like it, you need to disconnect a few hours from the phone, or it will take a long time. PYou can not answer at night emails, you can answer tomorrow to your group of friends of WhatsApp and, of course, you can be without consulting web pages. Relax, breathe, take care and disconnect, you will save anxiety, stress and sleep problems.