20 Days of Eco-Wellness, Day 5: Digital Sunset

Brian Johnson, optimal life coach and philosopher, teaches about getting a good night’s sleep by turning off our electronics at night. He calls the practice “Digital Sunset”. 

I like this idea, even if it’s still new to me and I haven’t quite established it as a full habit. “The number one obstacle to getting a good night of sleep is using your technology way too late” Johnson explains.

This means turning off you electronics and practicing a Digital Sunset can help you lose weight, prevent illnesses, stay healthier, and give you more energy. It will improve your overall health and wellness.

Turning off your electronics at least 3 hours before going to bed dramatically improve your quality of sleep and help you fall asleep faster. Improving your quality of sleep  has a slew of helpful benefits. You wake up refreshed, energized, and more alert. Getting plenty of rest and restorative sleep helps fight off some viruses. It can help curb possible late night snacking as we put ourselves on a better sleep schedule, and can plan our meals so we are coordinating with our sleep patterns.

A Digital Sunset is also a good idea for the planet. By turning off all electronics at a designated time, we are using less electricity to power them. It may seem like a small action, but it adds up quickly. Plus, the smaller amount of energy saved can motivate you to do it more often to make a bigger impact.

Turn off your electronics early at night. Do it for your health. Do it for the planet. Have a better night.


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