I recently started using the iPhone feature “Bedtime Mode.” Simply enter the number of sleep hours you need and what time you need to wake up by. It then calculates your bedtime and reminds you 15 minutes prior. At bedtime, it automatically goes into “do not disturb” mode until your morning alarm. How is this improving my sleep and morning routine?
First, I love the “do not disturb” feature. My screen turns black and goes into “bedtime” mode serving as a reminder that I should power down. As Sleep.org explains,
The blue light emitted by screens on cell phones, computers, tablets, and televisions restrain the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. Reducing melatonin makes it harder to fall and stay asleep.
Second, I don’t receive any notifications once this feature is activated. There are no text messages to respond to, no Instagram notifications to review and no emails to read. Nada.
Third, it’s helping me to stick to a routine and adding structure to my sleep schedule. My phone goes into night mode 15 minutes before.
Lastly, it allows you to pick a gentle alarm tune instead of the typical irritating sounds that make you hate life when it goes off.
How do you get to this iPhone feature? Simply go to the alarm application and select “Bedtime.” If you need help falling asleep, check out Use This Supplement for Better Sleep.