What's the first thing you do when you wake up? If your answer includes reaching for a mobile device, you're not alone. Thirty-two percent of Americans admit to checking their phone before saying "good morning" to a loved one.
In October2015, Dignity Health surveyed 2,000 smartphone users across the United States,to get a peek into the personal relationship they have with their digitaldevices. From missing an exciting moment, to running into something whilewalking, to physical discomfort such as "text neck" — what we found was eye opening.
You've probably heard a lot of great things about the benefits of meditation – maybe even from your doctor – and perhaps you've decided to take back your morning by working this practice into your daily routine. It seems easy enough: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. After 15 minutes your mind will be clear and you'll stand up a wiser, calmer person.
Do people spend too much time on their cell phones? That was the opening question Dignity Health posed when setting out to uncover exactly what the escalating preoccupation with digital devices was doing to our health and our relationships.
It's time to take back our mornings. In just 10 years, technology has changed almost every aspect of our lives. From the way we work, to the way we interact with each other, even the way we wake up each day -- life has certainly shifted thanks to the smartphones that accompany our every move, the laptops we take home each night, or the tablets we take on a plane for a family vacation.
There's no time like the present to make positive changes to your sleep schedule. Daylight saving time might throw you a curveball, but once you get accustomed to the time change and improve your overall sleep habits, you just might find yourself sleeping better and getting the most out of every day.