Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Avoid Electronics Before Bed to Sleep Better
Research found that 95 % of Americans use electronics within an hour before bed. Such usage impairs sleep-onset because the artificial light can prevent melatonin release (our sleep hormone).
50+% of teenagers read and sent text messages every night just before bed compared to 15% of those in their 30s and 5% of baby boomers. No suprise - the teenagers who are the sleepiest of all while baby boomers get the most sleep. This is worrisome as most teens get 2 hours less sleep than the recommended 9.