Your smartphone may be hurting your sleep

While smartphones help in most aspects of our lives, there is one part they greatly hinder: sleep. According to a new study, those who spent more time on their phones reported not only lower quality sleep but also less sleep. So if you can’t figure out the source of your daytime drowsiness, try putting down your phone before bed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use of these devices, especially near bedtime, is associated with worse quality of sleep, according to a new study.
  • When we looked at smartphone use around the time when participants reported they went to bed.
  • Knowing that smartphone use has increased in tandem with sleep deprivation rates, Marcus and his colleagues decided to investigate whether the two might be related.

“Today, most everyone is a smartphone junkie, standing with head bowed while waiting for a train or in line at the post office.”