This is why you shouldn't use your phone before bed

Publish Date
Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:03PM

Hands up if you're guilty of climbing into bed at night and immediately grabbing your phone to just browsing the internet?

Let's be honest, we all do it.

But it turns out it's actually really bad for us!

A recent survey - which studied the sleep patterns of 9,846 teenagers aged 16 to 19 in Norway - found that using your phone before bed puts you at a higher risk for sleeplessness. 

Using your phone not only stimulates your brain but the blue light emitted by all LED screens also interferes with the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.

Which means in future you'll still have problems getting asleep, even if you're not using your phone before bed.

The study found using your phone before bed was significantly associated with Sleep Onset Latency (the amount of time it takes to nod off) and sleep deficiency.

Our recommendation is it's probably best we all go back to reading books before bed!