Insomnia

Too many insomniacs are using technology before bedtime

 

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? If so, you may want to take an herbal insomnia supplement, and take a look at your television and computer habits. Recently, the targeting company Resonate conducted a survey which found that people who report experiencing sleep problems are more likely to spend a great deal of time on the internet and multi-task than those who are not insomniacs.

The Huffington Post reported on findings, which showed that insomniacs spend more time on their computers and are more likely to be on the phone or the internet while watching TV than those who sleep well. Interestingly, insomniacs also watched TV differently than others.

"[Researchers] found that insomniacs were 34 percent more likely to watch TV on a computer than people without the sleep condition, 31 percent more likely to watch on a tablet and 24 percent more likely to watch on their phone," according to the news source.

A 2011 article from Reuters stated that 95 percent of people who participated in a study from the National Sleep Foundation used some type of electronics in the hour before going to bed, which may be contributing to their sleep problems. The news source spoke to Charles Czeisler, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, who said that exposure to artificial light before going to bed can increase alertness, and keep people from getting rest.

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