Having trouble sleeping soundly after binge-watching your favorite TV show? Asserting some self-control over the amount of time you dedicate to TV viewing can help sleep you better.
A new research now looks at how self-control—that is, setting a time to start and finish watching TV—plays a role in habitual TV viewing. And how this in turn could affect your sleep.
Setting a time to switch off the TV before bed can help viewers get to bed at an earlier time, possibly improving sleep patterns and quality.
Although many previous studies have looked at the effect of devices such as televisions and smartphones on the quality and duration of sleep, no research had yet looked at how self-control in TV viewing could affect sleep.