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Are Your Electronic Devices Ruining Your Sleep?

SCIENTISTS are warning of the dangers of night-time exposure to artificial light. An overwhelming body of new research has found that the harsh blue light emitted by high energy digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs plays havoc with your sleep and overall health. Experts say that late night activities such as gaming sessions, checking social media and taking selfies are increasingly linked to obesity. That’s because the harsh blue light from high energy devices suppresses your body’s normal secretion of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that promotes healthy sleep. Scientists say artificial light, particularly blue light, fools the brain into thinking it’s still daytime. “Chronic exposure to artificial light at the wrong time of the evening is dangerous to your health,” clinical psychologist...

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