Should Teens Log Off Before Bed For Better Sleeping Habits?


Are you or a loved one struggling with a consistent lack of sleep? You know how bad it feels to lose out on quality sleep for one night, but when it adds up, things get even more difficult. However, those struggling with insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues do have hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has treated patients in your shoes before, and helped them come out on the other side. He will help you get to the root of your issue, which is a major factor in overcoming your problem.

Is your teenager struggling with sleeping habits? In many cases, mobile device use can be to blame, and Psychology Today recently wrote an article, debating whether the bedroom should be a no-phone zone for teens.

  • Discussion – Having a discussion with your teenager will always be more effective than implementing rules out of nowhere. Talk to them about how checking social media before bed, and throughout the night, can negatively impact health, wellbeing and emotions. Show them respect and that their voice matters, and any change will be easier.
  • Routines – It can help to show your teenager some established bedtime routines. Encourage them to engage in a quiet practice, such as a shower, reading, or writing in a journal, to get them away from their phones before bed. You can also make a joint family effort, by creating a spot where phones get deposited before bed. Different things will work for different families.
  • Excuses – Regardless of how well you prepare for things, you need to expect excuses to come. Whether your teenager claims to use their phone as an alarm, or for any number of reasons, you’re going to want to be armed with knowledge on your side. For example, it might help your cause to let your teen know that acne is a side effect of poor sleep.

Convincing your teenager to put the phone away before bed (and for the night) is much easier said than done. However, establishing good sleep habits now can go a long way towards preparing them for the future. Sleep issues such as insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more can occur at many stages in life. But, Dr. Jay R. Goldman can help you overcome things with a number of different treatment options. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

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