Is Technology Stealing Your Sleep?
Using technology before bed may steal some precious zzz's.
Posted Mar 16, 2011
Have you ever noticed that in so many iPad and tablet ads people have their feet up while they use their devices? The idea must be that the product is so easy, so relaxing, you could even use it in bed.
- The light from screens from electronics like netbooks and phones could prevent your body from producing melatonin, the hormone that is produced naturally in darkness and helps regulate sleep
- Reading exciting news articles or playing games keeps your mind very active, making it difficult for you to relax and be ‘ready’ to fall asleep
- Using these devices brings the rest of your life into the bedroom, and as I’ve said before, the bedroom should be a sanctuary reserved for sleep