Suppression of melatonin by light at night resulting in circadian disruption has been implicated in sleep disturbances, increased risk for diabetes and obesity, as well as increased risk for more serious diseases, such as breast cancer, if circadian disruption occurs for many consecutive years, such as in nightshift workers.
Looks like i'm going to be obese, diabetic and possibly dead then. I've been using electronic devices well into the early hours of the morning almost consistently for more than 5 years. Oops.
Anyone have a link to the full study?
I've put my phone under my pillow and set it to vibrate once before so I'd wake up when my friend texts me.
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Yes it is.
I try to limit my electronics use 20-30 minutes before bed. My sleep is relatively undisturbed but when I hit the hay I'm out like a light.
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True Story :( Sad Story
Yes.. Its making me obese and unfit
Yes... They are affecting my concentration too.. I just pick up my phone and just browse it for no reason... kind of an addiction :(
I am in control... its all a matter of self-control really
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Best article I've read in weeks
Have to change my lifestyle. Seriously.
Breast cancer !? Knew it wasn't that good but, i didn't think it was that bad ! Fortunately i do dim the brightness everytime i use my laptop in the dark but still.
Oh I just forgot! I've been using this for a long time. When it senses it is getting dark where you live, it dims your computer screen a tinge of orange! The program takes a little getting used to at first but after 3 minutes you won't even notice the difference.
I've read about this problem years ago. It's been documented how continual lack of enough sleep can really hurt the human body. It's an ongoing problem here in the U.S. and the rest of the planet.
For the sake of gaming i refuse to stop. Id rather have no regrets for the win.!!!!!
Erakith don't forget breast cancer.
i always wondered why the all night gaming sessions.... ahem i mean study sessions, seemed so much more.... Productive when the lights where on. when i play in the complete dark my brain goes into a half sleep mode, and i wander around like a zombie until dawn.
Yup LBOWEN has the right idea you have to limit you use of focus media prior to sleep. I personally turn my smart phone off before I go to bed unless for some reason it needs to be on (extra alarm etc) which has been approximately one time I know in the last 3 months.
The funny thing is sleep in general is a personal thing. I go to bed within 15 minutes of laying down and always have. I also need about 6.5-7 hours of sleep nightly maximum. Sarah my other half needs 8-9, and Rhiannon our 5 year old gets 10 almost always. My point is any study of human behavior is automatically flawed as it does not take into affect complete individuality. On the contrary use of devices that take complete or great amounts of concentration before sleep is inadvisable as I earlier stated.
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Thanks. I ended up reading a bunch of semi-related papers before I saw your link. With the past 6 weeks working 10 p.m.- 7:30 a.m. (with overtime and day shifts tossed in) and unsuccessfully trying to keep sane sleep hours during the sunniest and hottest summer ever, my theory about the obesity and diabetes is that it's the 2 cases of Coke I drink every night at work to try to stay hydrated/awake.
Can't (yet?) theorize on the breast cancer
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Old news is old. These studies have been done before, only difference? They used different lights. Yes, stuff glaring into your face is bad. That just common sense I would assume. Light causes eye strain, especially high contrast light, so you should be giving yourself reprieve from your device before bed, but if you have ambient light, it will be fine.
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