Looking at smartphones and tablets in bed hurts your sleep patterns

Almost everyone browses the Web, sends texts, or watches TV in bed—and it’s keeping us all awake.

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I tend not to care, but a recent infographic titled “Getting in Bed With Gadgets” has me reconsidering my disregard.

I’m certainly not alone in my love of illuminated screens. In fact, 95 percent of people say they regularly browse the Web, send text messages, or watch TV in the hour before trying to sleep.

Turns out, this behavior can lead to a decrease in melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep—and I think we’re all well aware of what happens when we lose sleep.

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