If you’re like most, you spend a lot of quality time with your smartphone. And all of that screen time is likely taking a toll on your sleep..
According to a recent article in ‘Time’ magazine, a new study suggests that people who use their phones more get less and worse sleep than their peers.
For the 30-day study, 653 adults all across North America downloaded an app that ran in the background of their phones and monitored screen time. The people in the study recorded how long and how well they slept, following standardized sleep scales.
People interacted with their phones about 3.7 minutes per hour, and longer screen activation seemed to come at a detriment – those administering the study found that, overall, those who had more smartphone use tended to have reduced quality sleep.
Some data suggests that the blue light your phone emits suppresses melatonin, a hormone that helps the human body maintain healthy circadian rhythms. So if you have difficulty falling asleep or getting good sleep, look to your smartphone – or, better yet……don’t. ~ Jason