Bright E-Readers Before Bedtime Can Impact Sleep, Overall Health

December 23, 2014 7:20 PM

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It's not uncommon to read a good book snuggled under the covers to put you to sleep, but a new study shows that bright e-Readers, also known as light-emitting electronic devices (LE-eBook), before bedtime can impact your sleep cycle and overall health.

"We found the body's natural circadian rhythms were interrupted by the short-wavelength enriched light, otherwise known as blue light, from these electronic devices," Anne-Marie Chang, a corresponding author of the study, said in a press release. "Participants reading an LE-eBook took longer to fall...

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