When it comes to improving sleep, very small and simple lifestyle changes can often reap huge benefits.
One of these involves simply switching off the electronics at night and keeping them out of the bedroom.
A huge number of studies have found a link between poor sleep quality and the use of electronics before bed.
However, a recent survey undertaken by a radio station in New York found that 57% of respondents kept their smartphones beside their bed or even under their pillow at night.
Only 20% left their smartphone in another room.
If you want to make a big difference in the quality of your sleep for very little effort, keep the phone out of your bedroom. Even if it's switched off, there's still the temptation for a quick email/text message/Facebook check.
Whilst you're at it, removing clocks from the bedroom is good practice, too. If you rely on an alarm to wake you up in the morning, turn the clock away from you so you can't read the time during the night.
These simple changes can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep.
Last updated: June 23, 2014