Blue Light-emitting Electronic Devices Affect Sleep And Health, Study Shows

December 23, 2014 9:18 PM

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According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, using electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones before bedtime can alter a person’s sleep pattern with serious repercussions on one’s health.

The experiment was conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston by a team of researchers from Penn University. Twelve people took part in the 14-day study. Two groups were nominated. One would read for five consecutive nights from an iPad, the other one would read printed books. After a week,...

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