Turning Off the TV Made Me Drowsier
I like to watch TV in the evenings, but I find it difficult to immediately hop into bed after turning off the screen. (It's no secret that the blue light from devices can mess with your sleep.) Lying in bed awake only made me anxious, making it even harder to fall asleep.
It didn't take long for me to notice that turning off the TV an episode earlier — about 20 to 30 minutes before getting in bed — helped prime my body for sleep. I even slept more soundly throughout the night. Starting the fourth day, I was better rested and more energized, so I laid under a weighted blanket and drank some hot tea until I started to feel tired. By the end of the week, I loved this ritual of switching off the TV and relaxing for a few moments in silence before finally turning in.