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"Not Getting Enough Sleep? Turn Off the Technology"

March 7, 2011

An article in the New York Times reports that electronic devices are interfering with Americans' sleep. According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 95 percent of respondents admitted to using some type of electronic device in the hour before going to bed, and about two-thirds said they did not get enough sleep during the week. In the article Dr. Charles Czeisler  from Harvard Medical School's Division of Sleep Medicine discusses how light and sound from electronic devices has a negative impact on sleep.

Related Links
Techland: "Need a Good Night's Sleep? Turn Off Your Devices"
Reuters: "Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly -- in lack of sleep"

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