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Can't sleep? Blame the tech...

Can't go to bed without your trusty tech? Yet another study has revealed it could be disrupting your sleep

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The new research from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine has warned that obsessively checking up on social media sites before bed is affecting the quality of our sleep

Young adults who frequently checked social media before bed throughout the week were three times more likely to suffer with sleep disturbances.

It also found, those who spent the most time on social media throughout the day were twice as likely to battle sleep disturbances. 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists said, "Those who cannot sleep may surf sites to while away the hours until they can fall asleep".

"Difficulty sleeping may lead to increased use of social media, which may in turn lead to more problems sleeping". 

The effects of technology no teenagers' sleep have also been in the spotlight, following research from the Journal of Child Neurology. It suggests constant texting, especially when the lights are out, may be to blame for teenagers suffering from falling grades in schools. 

Our sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan says "Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary. Never bring your work life into the bedroom - keep laptops and mobile phones out of this room - it should be a technology free zone".


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