Want More Sleep? Turn the Phone Off!

Mobile smart phones, tablets, iPads, laptops, computers... they improve our efficiency and everyday lives, except in the bedroom. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Michael Breus, discuss the effect of electronic devices on sleep quality in this video interview.

Mobile Phones and Computers Endanger Sleep

Americans are increasingly turning away from television and to smart phones and tablets to watch shows before going to bed. As demonstrated in studies at the University of Surrey, light emitted from electronic devices can mimic natural sunlight, confusing our brain's circadian rhythms and prolonging insomnia. Increasingly, Americans are coming to realization that electronic devices can actually worsen sleep, whether from the electronic light emitted from the devices' monitors or from the radio frequencies emitted from mobile devices.

Reducing Sleep Problems with Proper Sleep Hygiene

One of the most important aspects of getting a good night's sleep is observance of proper sleep hygiene. And one of the most important elements of good sleep hygiene is elimination of electronic devices prior to sleep.

GO HERE for information on sleep hygiene from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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