19 Jun 2016

Sleep and Smartphones: incompatible

I saw this video which describes the problems with using smartphones before bed. It follows on from my previous post on the topic – Screen time at bedtime  
11 Apr 2016

Screen Time at Bed Time

Screen time before sleep time is a problem. I’m noticing more and more patients are reporting difficulty sleeping or getting to sleep, and commonly when I enquire further they are looking at screens (televisions, smartphones,i-pads,tablets) before bedtime. Intuitively I think most people realize that it must be bad for your sleep in some way – but most continue with their habits. In a nutshell – it does disrupt your ability to fall asleep and your quality of sleep. The blue light emitted by these devices decreases the amount of melatonin released ( which peaks at bedtime) and will affect your quality […]