Infographic: Late Night Technology Use Kills Your Sleep Cycle

By Mark Micheli

November 29, 2012

  

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More and more people are jumping into bed with their technology. Whether working from bed or sleeping with their phones, pillow talk no longer requires another warm body--just a cold piece of Wi-Fi enabled circuitry. 

According to Online Psychology Degree, 95 percent of people report browsing the web, texting or watching television before trying to get some sleep. And for people ages 18 - 29, 90 percent say they sleep with their phone in bed or nearby. 

The result: 63 percent of people who use gadgets before going to bed say they don't get enough sleep. This can be attributed, in part, to the suppressing effect light has on melatonin, the chemical your body produces to induce sleep. 

Read more about the effects technology is having on our sleep, and our work lives, in the infographic below.

Want to contribute to our understanding of how and where we consume media today? Take 5 minutes to help Government Executive by taking our brief survey on how federal leaders use technology. For each completed response, the Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive, will donate $1 to the Children's Inn, a non-profit providing a home-like environment for children receiving medical treatment at NIH.

Take 5 minutes to help Government Executive by taking our brief survey on how federal leaders use technology. For each completed response, the Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive, will donate $1 to the Children's Inn, a non-profit providing a home-like environment for children receiving medical treatment at NIH.


By Mark Micheli

November 29, 2012

http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2012/11/infographic-late-night-technology-use-kills-your-sleep-cycle/59819/