HOW TECHNOLOGY AFFECTS SLEEP

60% of 13-64 year olds experience problems sleeping

95% of those surveyed said they use electronics within the hour before they go to sleep

63% of those surveyed say they don’t get enough sleep

15% of 19-64 year olds said they get less than 6 hours of sleep on weeknights

LACK OF SLEEP CAN CAUSE

Diabetes

Depression

Obesity

Cardiovascular Disease

THE EFFECT OF BLUE-LIGHT ON SLEEP

According to the National Sleep Foundation, blue light emitted from screens delays the release of sleep-inducing melatonin, increases alertness, and reset’s the body’s internal clock to a later schedule.

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland during the night in order to activate sleepiness and ready oneself for a full night of sleep.

SIGNS WE’RE ADDICTED TO OUR PHONES

74% of Parents have their phone in their bed or within reach when they go to sleep.

 

68% of Teens have their phone in their bed or within reach when they go to sleep.

61% of Parents use their phones within 30 minutes of going to sleep and 26% use it within 5 minutes.

 

70% of Teens use their phones within 30 minutes of going to sleep and 40% use it within 5 minutes.

26% of Parents wake up to check their phone during the night.

 

 

36% of Teens wake up to check their phone during the night.

PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Reading before bed can help you relax and get a better night’s sleep.
Having a journal near your bed can help you get thoughts out of your head.
Listening to relaxing or gentle music can help you drift off and get a better night’s sleep.
Ebook Readers that don’t have a luminous display, such as the Kindle, can help