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This Infographic Looks at How Technology Affects Sleep

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: bigbrandbeds and psfk
This infographic examines how technology affects sleep and the negative consequences of using your various devices and gadgets in bed. For those of you who sleep next to a laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet instead of a significant other, an array of studies tell us sleep deprivation can result in heart disease, depression, diabetes and obesity. Using these sorts of devices before going to sleep also severely affect the melatonin production of the brain.

According to research performed by the National Health Foundation, 63% of those polled said they did not get enough sleep. The harmful effects of sleep deprivation therefore affect a significant portion of the population.

This infographic on how technology affects sleep is from Big Brand Beds in the UK for sleep awareness week and national bed month last March.