Smartphones disrupt sleep

By Monica Whitsel, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, mwhitsel@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 21 2014 09:42:05 AM EST
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If you are one to not turn off electronics at night before going to bed and falling asleep, it could be effect you the following day.  Experts say it's important to wind down beforehand including turning off smartphones, televisions, computers and tablets. 

The Daily Mail reports a University of Washington study reveals by not turning off or by checking your smartphone at night can cause you to be less productive the coming day. 

Research showed that smartphones also effect a person's sleep.

Experts suggest the time to stop looking at smartphones is 9 p.m.

Researchers say smartphones inhibit melatonin from producing due to the blue light smartphones expose people to. 

What happens is people are on their smartphones at night and continue to be engaged with the previous day's work, thus causing the next day's work to suffer. 

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