I've decided to start turning off my laptop and my iPad at 6pm.
I see it is currently 6:28 pm.
So I'm going to post this, eat dinner, and pick up a book!
Light-emitting e-readers before bedtime can adversely impact sleep
Open the Book, Put Down the Tablet at Bedtime (behind pay wall)
Reading on electronic devices before bedtime can disrupt the body’s circadian clock, making it harder to fall asleep and become alert in the morning, according to a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness
I've been reading bad reports on eReaders and sleep for a while now, but it was the finding on next-morning alertness that finally got to me. Before I owned a laptop and an iPad, I never had trouble waking up in the morning.
Now I do.
I may have to re-up my subscription to the paper version of The New Yorker.