Modifying Your Cell Phone Use While Moving

Modifying Your Cell Phone Use While Moving

Cell Phone Use

Our moving customers are going through a very difficult time in life. I often share with our transferees that the three most difficult stages in life are death of a loved one, divorce, and relocation. Often times our customers are dealing with two of those three, when a relocation is required as a result of a death or divorce. So there is no shortage of drama in the lives of these transferees. These life stages are often accompanied by ancillary effects like depressive reaction, mood modification, eating disorders, and sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation has its own set of negative outcomes that can affect your work and relationships.

So when you are moving, it is imperative that you give yourself the best opportunity to have a good night of sleep. There are several cutting-edge research papers being published about the ill effects that may be experienced if you are using your smart phone before you go to bed. Here are a couple of brief write-ups that reference this research:

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/research-using-a-smartphone-after-9-pm-leaves-workers-disengaged/

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/why-you-should-never-sleep-with-your-mobile-phone/story-fneuz9ev-1226852925510

These researchers argue that the blue light that is prevalent in cell phone displays can trick your brain into thinking it is daytime, and make it harder to go to sleep. So if you are moving, and you want to give yourself the best chance to be rested and ready on move day, you may want to think about turning off your phone to get some sleep. It will be there for you in the morning.

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