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Sleep Disorders

08 March 2011

Technology linked to lack of sleep

Dependence on televisions, cell phones and laptops may be costing people, in lack of sleep warn experts.

Dependence on televisions, cell phones and laptops may be costing people, in lack of sleep.

Nearly 95% of people questioned in an NSF study said they used some type of electronics in the hour before going to bed, and about two-thirds admitted they do not get enough sleep during the week.

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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