Have you wondered why you haven’t been sleeping well lately? The answer might be in this info graphic.
“Not getting enough sleep is a public health epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We may not think that technology and gadgets hold sway over our dream time, but there’s evidence that it might. Studies have found that blue light often emitted from cell phones, some digital alarm clocks, and computers may disrupt circadian rhythms, leading to poorer sleep. Being woken up by a text can also throw our sleep patterns out of whack. Compromised sleep can lead to a number of health problems, including obesity and diabetes.
This infographic shows just how technology—from video games to television—is infiltrating our bedrooms and making it difficult to catch some z’s. So for the next lights out, make sure everything’s unplugged, including your cell phone. You probably won’t reget missing that text, but you will regret the extra hour of sleep it’ll cost you. ” [www.takepart.com]
I have been having a bit of trouble sleeping lately perhaps I need to look at the computer screen less before I go to bed or maybe more physical activity would be the answer to a better night’s sleep. I hope I get back to my usual sleeping pattern soon.