Heavy computer and phone use ''can cause sleep disorders''
People who spend a lot of time on their computers and smartphones are more at risk of suffering sleep disorders.
This is according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, which suggested heavy users of such devices may find it difficult to switch off once they get in bed
, the Daily Mail reports.
Concerns about the effects of technology are growing among experts as young people become increasingly accustomed to the constant flow of information from internet-connected devices.
The study involved a large group of men and women aged between 19 and 28 years, who were asked to provide details of their computer and mobile phone use.
After analysis by the Swedish researchers, the results demonstrated a clear link between heavy computer and mobile phone use and disturbed sleep.
The study follows recent research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, which made a link between the condition known as sleep disordered breathing and increased cancer risk.
Posted by Michael Ewing