Monday, December 29, 2014

Between the sheets

Many people read before bed to help them drop off to sleep. However, new research reveals that if you’re using a digital device, the opposite may happen.  A small study revealed the light from these devices delay sleep, reduce the length of deep (REM) sleep, and participants took longer to wake up the next morning.
"There could be serious effects if you use these devices night after night," Knutson said. "People need to be more mindful. Think about when you're using them. You could think of electronics as similar to junk food. Eating junk food is fine from time to time, but you have to do it in moderation."
Take note to see how these lighted devices effect you – and your kids. Or, cosy up with a paper book for bedtime reading.