Updated 04 June 2015

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Avoid using any electronic devices before going to bed. The particular type of light emitted by the screens of mobile phones, laptops and tablets are placing the brain in an “awake” state.

Also consider placing your phone on “flight mode” before bedtime.

Visit our Sleep Centre for more on managing your insomnia.


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