As the world continues to advance
and technology evolves further, we find ourselves surrounded by
smartphones, tablets, internet access, even wearable tech. But it
seems it is causing us to sleep less than our ancestors, according
to research.


Woman And Tech 


Electric light, which glows from
these tech devices, is being blamed for depriving modern society of
sleep, according to an online article for the Journal of
Biological Rhythms
. The research compared the sleeping
patterns of two tribal communities in a remote part of northeast
Argentina. One with electricity and one without, showing that those
without electricity got on average one hour of sleep more than
villagers with.


 


Our resident sleep expert, Dr
Nerina, recommends keeping tech out of the bedroom to encourage a
good night's sleep. With 75% of people in the UK not getting a good
night's sleep, Dr Nerina tells us to avoid checking emails or
social media accounts 90 minutes before going to bed.


 


For more sleep tips and handy tips
to help you wind down click
here
.


 


Source: Journal of Biological
Rhythms