Sleep is one of the most important factors for maintaining our physical and mental health. Studies have shown sleeping less then seven (7) hours a day can lead to problems in your everyday life. There are many factors that contribute to a good night’s rest, one of the main issues being sleep latency (amount of time it takes to fall asleep). Another major factor is not accessing the deeper sleep stages which allow for maximum recovery.
Sleep Disruptive Technology
Large brands such as Apple® have introduced new product features such as True Tones as a less disruptive light option. This reduces the amount of blue light emitted from the screen. Research has suggested that blue light can affect our sleep by throwing off our circadian rhythm. These technological barriers can attribute to:
- Difficulty waking up refreshed in the morning
- Not maximizing deep sleep stages