Join Team Digital Detox for a Twitter Chat about Sleep

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 02:16 PM


The competition is on and Manoush has survived the first days of WNYC’s #Sleepdata Challenge as the leader of Team Digital Detox. (As you can see from the video below, morning 1 was particularly rough.)

The goal of the challenge is to keep tech out of the bedroom for an hour before bed. She made it through the first night without her phone and says it was weird and disorienting, but thinks she slept better for it. How was it for you? Did you reach for the phone that wasn't there too?

We know this challenge is hard and that the team needs all the support and motivation it can get!

Join Manoush on Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat on surviving and thriving as a member of Team Digital Detox.

We’ll talk about why it’s so hard to let go of tech and need your help in sharing strategies for how you’re keeping digital devices out of the bedroom. If you’re not on Twitter, you can share your thoughts and tips here in the comments.

Check out more about the Clock Your Sleep project here.

Some video inspiration (or commiseration, depending on how you look at it):




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Comments [3]

Thank you Manoush and WNYC for doing this! I'm really enjoying the challenge and commiserating with all of you. It's hard to change bad habits and you're actually making it fun. I've always rebelled against going to sleep early and now I'm slowly realizing that it's a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle, as much as exercise and diet.

May. 16 2014 11:31 AM
Odega from NYC

Ms.Zomorodi's voice is so disturbing I can't go to sleep. She is such a nightmare broadcaster on helium. I have to stop supporting the station for her unfit quality for airing. Sorry but truth. I would appreciate if she would stop appearing in any shows.

May. 16 2014 01:08 AM
m beth from Long Island, NY

Has no one commented on how things were in the 'good old days' when teenagers lived on farms and had several hours of chores before catching the school bus for a long ride? And returned home late, after sports and clubs, and had hours of real homework, and maybe more chores?

This notion that teens have 'body clocks' that aren't being respected seem to ignore how things were for centuries, before these electronic toys.

If teenagers today bemoan early classes because they are up half the night playing with devices, they are the architects of their own misfortune. No sympathy from me. These spoiled people should know what it is to worry about money, be required to have after-school jobs. And not for their own spending money, but to help contribute to the family budget. Think of all the money going to cell phone/device bills that could be set aside for college.

May. 13 2014 05:38 PM

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