With today’s technology finding a prominent place in bedrooms, light emitted during sleeping hours has been having a profound impact on the quality of slumber. Think that means you simply need to have an extra cup of java in the morning?
Unfortunately, the effects are much more far-reaching than that. In fact, fatigue impairs alertness and has been linked to driving accidents resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths annually. Lack of sleep also contributes to significant weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system. Sleep deprivation can also increase chances of developing depression by five times.
For more information on the effects of technology on your sleep cycles, and how to power down for a better night’s rest, take a look at the following infographic.
Sleeping in the Digital Age – An infographic by the team at Boll & Branch