Nearly one in ten Britons have asked their doctor for sleeping pills, according to new research. Millions of us have sleepless nights and modern technology is getting the blame for it.
According to new research by health brand Potter’s Herbals, 44% of people claim their smartphones and tablet computers hinder their ability to sleep at night.
16% of people questioned said receiving texts on their mobile phone at night disrupted their sleep, while 9% are kept awake by emails on laptop and tablet computers in their bedrooms.
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Reach for the off button
Many people use the television to fall asleep or to unwind at the end of the day, this is a big no-no.
Not only does the light from the TV suppress the production of melatonin (the all-natural nightcap which regulates our sleep cycle), it also stimulates the mind rather than relaxing it.
So if your favourite TV show is on late at night, record it for another day, and ban the phone from the bedroom - that last-minute check of Facebook or Twitter could be all that's standing between you and a good night's sleep.