I've been putting my phone away and on "do not disturb" every night about an hour before I go to sleep. Since doing this, I've actually slept better!
I recently read an article on Bustle and it finally made sense why I was sleeping more soundly.
Researchers found that those with high-speed internet sleep about 25 minutes less than those without it and are less likely to sleep the recommended seven to nine hours each night. According to these researchers, "high speed internet promotes excessive electronic media use" meaning that you're much more likely to check your email and scroll through Instagram one last time. If you're like me, that "one last scroll through Instagram" can sometimes last an hour.
Staying on my phone to check emails and scroll through social media is always super tempting, which is why I opted to change my settings to put my phone on "do not disturb" automatically every night, meaning it is much easier to put it away for the night at 8 p.m. I also turned off notifications completely, with the exception of calls, FaceTime, and texts, so I'm on my phone much less during the day.
Change up your night routine and put your phone away. Read a book, listen to music, or even meditate before bed. You'll find that you sleep much more soundly.