(08-17-2012, 10:35 PM)Sleepster Wrote: You do want to avoid sitting in front of a monitor in the evening before bedtime. Like I'm doing right now. Oops!
But seriously, if you do have insomnia the light from the monitor tells your brain it's not time for sleep. Part of good sleep hygiene is paying attention to the amount of light entering your eyes. Low light levels tell the brain that it's sleep time. High light levels tell the brain that it wake time.
I usually wake up a couple of times during the night...but try to avoid any light. We do have nightlights in the house so I can safely navigate to the bathroom without turning on a light...and I typically am able to get back to sleep.
Most people read before bed...a good book will keep me awake, LOL...so I play mind numbing easy games on my iPad til I fall asleep.