Even if the ringer’s turned off, keeping your phone near the pillow still has the potential to disrupt your Zs. Any light emitted from your device can confuse the body’s natural clock, lowering quality (and quantity) of sleep. The light from your laptop, computer, or tablet suppresses the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, leaving the body more alert.
What's more, according to a 2011 National Sleep Foundation poll of 1,500 adults, frequently using technology before sleep was linked to poorer sleep quality, plus nearly two-thirds of the respondents reported not getting enough sleep during the week and 95% reported using some type of electronic device during the hour before sleep at least a few nights a week.
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