By now, it's very much common knowledge that the cold, blue glow emitted from your mobile device's screen is anything but a stimulate towards healthy sleep. The information overload from browsing and consuming content hardly helps, either. There is such thing as over-eating on information, and frankly, our brains love it - but it comes at the expense of sluggish performance when used to do anything else.
With 95% of electronics owners "screening" themselves to sleep with a device in hand, sleep impediment is practically a common problem, this infographic suggests. It was put together by Britain's Big Brand Beds and is, by far, the most easygoing way to illustrate how we're hopelessly addicted to our melatonin-suppressing, sleep-ruining mobile gadgets. Melato-what? You will learn about that, and other interesting bits of info from the infographic. According to BBB's research, 95% of people 18 to 29 years old sleep with their phone next to their bed, while an incredible 50% of them sleep in "standby" mode, ready to wake up and reach for it if they are to get a notification in the middle of the night.
Later on, the infographic suggests that it's better to replace your smartphone or tablet with an e-reader before drifting off. Alas, while the e-ink display is extra-gentle to your eyeballs compared to a full-blown 1080p IPS screen, it requires either a built-in glow light or room lighting so you can see what's going on, which kind of defeats the purpose. But we love our e-readers nevertheless.
Is your bed a smartphone/tablet-free zone, or do you put yourself to sleep with your favorite apps and websites?
How technology affects sleep
via Big Brand Beds