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Study: Light from backlit electronics suppresses melatonin release

September 21, 2012 | Author: Summer Allen, Graduate and Postdoc, Brown University
tablet smart phone in bed

The portability of tablets and smart phones makes them virtually irresistible for surfing the web or playing Angry Birds in bed. However, results from a recent study published in Applied Ergonomics suggest that using these electronics before bed might prevent a good night’s sleep.