New study shows smartphones affect sleep

New study shows smartphones affect sleep

PROVO – A new University of California  study shows that using smartphones less before bed can help people get a better night’s sleep. 

Experts said that using phones in bed keeps people up, and many don’t realize how it affects their sleep routine.

Megan Smith said she deals with a loss of sleep because of her smartphone use.  

“A lot of times I’ll be looking on my phone or I’ll be searching for something on the internet and it gets my mind going and it’s hard to turn my mind off and I feel like that affects my sleep as well,” Smith said.

The study also states that people who use their smartphones before bed take longer to fall asleep. Researchers said that putting the phone away at night can make all the difference, and suggest making your bed a “sleep only zone.”

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