July 5, 2013

Are smartphones making us insomniacs?

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 8.23.14 AM.png We've read about teenagers being sleep deprived because they text all night, but now a prominent Australian researcher warned that the light generated by backlit smartphones and tablets can mess with our body clocks.

Professor Shantha Rajaratnam of Monash University says that the effect is worst when it's shining close to our faces, which is precisely how we hold our phones and tablets.

[via stuff]

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