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Are Tablets and E-Readers Keeping Us up at Night?

According to CBS News, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reveals that using a tablet or e-reader with an illuminated screen before bedtime makes it more difficult to fall asleep and get the proper amount of deep sleep needed for the next day. Researchers had the subjects read for four hours with either an iPad or a printed book, and then turned the lights out at precisely 10 p.m. They found that people reading electronically took 10 minutes longer to fall asleep and had noticeably less REM deep sleep compared to those who read the paper books. The electronic users also had more difficulty waking up even after a full eight hours of sleep.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.