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Many of us are guilty of fiddling with our phones and tablets in bed at night. Whether it’s trying for three stars on every level of Angry Birds, Facebooking, doing some Fantasy Football research, or just streaming a movie, our devices are lit while the bedroom is dark. According to research from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lighting Research Center (LRC), our electronic backlit devices can seriously affect our sleep cycles. “Our study shows that a two-hour exposure to light from self-luminous electronic displays can suppress melatonin by about 22 percent. Stimulating the human circadian system to this level may affect sleep in those using the devices prior to... Read more...