Smartphones causing loss of sleep?

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In a recent survey conducted by Professor Richard Wiseman, it has been shown that 28 million people in the UK do not receive the adequate amount of sleep. The idea behind this loss of sleep is contributed to late night use of technology: e.g. computer, tablet, or smartphone. Professor Wiseman states that the blue lights emitted from these devices suppress production of melatonin reducing quality of sleep. The article goes on further to say that due to this blue light, there is also a potential for damage to one’s eyes. Will this change the way you use technology before bed? Do you think technology will ultimately detriment our health?

The article can be found at BBC

Image courtesy of [Anusorn P nachol]/freedigitalphotos.net

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