The electronics have actually made Americans so dependent that they now have to pay cost of spending so much time with the gadgets. The survey shows that the technology is taking the valuable time of your sleep as at bedtime you are surrounded a number of electronic items such as television, cell phone, or computer. One has become addicted to use such gadgets at the last hour before retiring to bed. Also exposure to bright light before sleep is may disrupt your good sleep but forcing yourself to keep you awake and disrupt the good night’s sleep. It is always advised to stay calm and soften the lights, skip the late-night TV and video gaming, and to leave their email unread until morning. The National Sleep Foundation conducted an annual survey involving 1,508 people ranging in age from 13 to 64. The results showed that the majority of Americans lack sleep. Out of the total, 63 percent of the participants in the survey reported lack of sleep. The reason behind the sleep disorder was reported that they used electronic devices including televisions, computers, video games, and cell phones within an hour of bedtime several nights weekly. It was also found that about two-thirds of those between the ages of 30 and 64 use their cell phones for text messaging and watch television most nights. Also 61 percent of those surveyed reported using laptops or computers before bedtime. Also, Allison G. Harvey, a sleep specialist and professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, stated that the exposure of the light may suppress the release of the sleep promoting hormone melatonin and disturb body rhythms. A person needs to follow a regular wake and sleep time to maintain the body’s mechanism to exercise in a proper manner. The sleep disorder otherwise may even lead to depression, heart health, and cholesterol levels. In addition, it affects hormone levels, appearance of skin and hair and weight, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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