Electronics and sleep

, Posted: Tue, June 17 2014 at 10:08 AM, Updated: Tue, June 17 2014 at 10:26 AM

Electronics and sleep

How well did you sleep last night? If you don't feel well rested, you may want to blame your electronic devices.

Research shows those electronics before bedtime can lead to sub-standard sleep cycles. The light and noise from these devices can disrupt your sleep by tricking your body into thinking it is daytime and thus stopping it from producing a hormone that helps you sleep.

A 2013 study published in the behavioral sleep medicine journal found that late night use of computers and mobile phones is related to insomnia.

So what do you do? Try an electronic curfew. One hour before bed, remove, or turn off, all electronic devices in the bedroom.

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