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27 November 2017

The many electronic screens we watch on a daily basis are bad for our sleep.

The many electronic screens we watch on a daily basis are bad for our sleep. Devices like smartphones, computer screens and tablets emit blue light which is known to suppress the production of a hormone called melatonin that is associated with sleep and the normal functioning of our body cycles. A recent study shows that this kind of light has a detrimental impact, not only on the duration of sleep, but also on its quality. Screens that emit red light, by contrast, do not have these negative effects.

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