26 Jun Myths about Insomnia
Myth: Cutting down on my screen time should help me sleep better.
The short answer is maybe. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how the blue light in your phone can affect sleep patterns. There is some truth to this chatter; large amounts of blue light emitted from screens can interrupt sleep and make falling asleep more difficult. However, a study from Mayo Clinic in 2013 showed that blue light from devices only disrupts sleep when the device is at the highest brightness setting and is being held close to the face. Otherwise, the blue light that reaches your eyes is not enough to significantly upset your sleep cycle.
If your sleep problems are not from your phone, then what?
Maybe insomnia – a treatable, medical condition is the real problem. Visit www.iamresearch.org/insomnia to learn more today!