Sleep is a must for business owners. You need a good night’s rest for you to efficiently run your business. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can keep you up at night, including the very tools you use for business such as your Android tablet. Here’s how your tablet can disrupt your sleep as well as tips to help you get some decent shut-eye.
Don’t use your devices before bed
It’s been widely recognized that blue light from screens and mobile devices can disrupt sleep, suppressing your body’s levels of melatonin (the hormone that induces sleep). Because of this and the distractions your tablet brings, it’s best to avoid using it half an hour before bed.
Silence distractions with Google Chrome’s Reader Mode
If you just can’t put down your device before bed, some light reading can be an effective way to induce sleep. However, when you’re browsing the internet, you can often run into ads and videos that are sometimes loud and flashy. Just as you’re nodding off, these distractions could startle you awake and out of slumber mode.
Google Chrome’s Reader Mode eliminates unnecessary ads and images, placing an emphasis on the text. To activate Reader Mode, type “chrome://flags” into your navigation bar, scroll down till you find Enable Reader Mode and select Enabled on the drop down menu. Then, press Relaunch on the bottom of the screen to restart Google Chrome. Web pages you visit should now be reader-friendly and free of ads.
If you let emails, calls, and text messages wake you up in the middle of the night, you won’t get enough sleep. Enter the Do Not Disturb setting. This will silence all of these nightly annoyances so you can unplug from the world and get a good night’s rest.
To turn on Do Not Disturb, open Settings > Sound and Notification > Do Not Disturb. From here, you can choose which contacts can get through to you while you’re in deep slumber.
Dim your device
While some Android tablets don’t have a built-in feature to adjust the amount of blue light emitted, there are apps that can help you easily adjust the filter opacity, making your screen less bright, such as Dimly.
Monitor your sleeping habits
Do you constantly wake up at night for no reason at all? Are you sleeping better or worse on nights when you consume certain food or alcoholic beverages? Or do you sleep better on the days you exercise? If you’re unsure of the answers to these questions, there are apps that can help you. Apps like Sleep as Android and Sleep Cycle use motion sensors and sound recording will monitor your sleeping habits to help you discover which nights you sleep best. Then you can try to recreate those conditions to resolve your sleep issues.
No matter your business, sleep is vital to your success. If you want to learn more about how your Android tablet can improve your life and business, give us a call.