Better Sleep O-Tip of the Week: Banish the Blue Light Before Bed

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

Statistics Canada estimates that approximately 3.5 million Canadians struggle with sleep, an important daily occupation that is vital to our physical and mental health.  Therefore, for the month of September, we will be providing some of the best OT-approved solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep. 

Did you know that the use of technology, even having a television on in the bedroom, can disturb the amount and quality of sleep you achieve?  Powering down at least an hour before bedtime can help to ensure a better-quality sleep.  If you simply can’t live without a round of Candy Crush or an e-book before bed, try using a blue-light filter app to reduce the amount of blue light emitted.  Learn more about the detrimental effects of technology on sleep in our post, How Technology is Ruining Your Good Night’s Sleep. 


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