Don’t use your computer / tablet / phone in bed for one week. There are more fun things to do there. #NoPhonesInBed
What’s In It For You:
Better sleep. More sex. Or more time to read good books. All of it quite positive, don’t you think?
Why Not To Use Your Phone In Bed
As most likely you know, electronic devices reproduce in factories, not in bedrooms. Hence there is no evolutional reason whatsoever to use a phone in bed. Yes, they’re always hard, and their vibration function gets better every year, but we still believe there are more fun things to do in bed.
(Also: Did you know the + that so many phone names feature has nothing to do with Friendship Plus?)
Besides damaging your health (you did know that phones in bed negatively impact your sleep, didn’t you?), there are way better things to do in bed. Read a book, for example. Review the past day, and be grateful for all the beautiful little things that happened to you.
Or plan your next day ahead. Efficiency freaks can pose their brains a challenging question, which your subconscious will work on while you rest. Or focus on the dreams that are awaiting you. With a little bit of training, you can become an active actor in these dreams (and that’s bloody awesome!).
Of course, there are also other things you could do in bed. Things you could also do on the sofa, the washing machine or your desk in the office. But we won’t go into too much detail here… (Just let us hint at the fact that phones negatively impact our sex lives! Glad you left yours in the living room. You lucky pants…)
How Not To Use Your Phone In Bed
Unfortunately it has become a bad habit that the last thing we do each day is check our instant messages, read news or otherwise waste time on our phones. Stopping that is extremely simple: Answer your messages and search for a last laugh in the living room, then leave your phone there and head to bed.
Simply don’t take your phone into your bedroom!
This might prove a tad more difficult should you live in a one-room apartment, but even then I believe you probably have a bathroom or similar.
If you really don’t: Turn your phone off and leave it on the opposite side of the room. Chances are whatever you feel like doing on your phone at night isn’t important enough to get out of bed and wait until the phone has booted again.
Insider Tip: If your main excuse to use your phone in bed is that it is your alarm clock, put it in the room next door nonetheless – it will help you get out of bed in the morning. And that’s what alarm clocks are for, right? (You could actually go ahead and buy an alarm clock as well. But that may easily cost you a fiver. And, as you know, we are all for saving resources and saving you money.)
Challenge one friend (in the best case your preferred human bed fellow(s)) to not use your/their phone in bed for one entire week. We are confident you will both enjoy it. Remember to stock up on protection. Or name your kids Jay and Jane.