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Is your smartphone ruining your sleep?

New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.

More than three quarters of those surveyed use devices with screens before going to sleep. The blue light they emit disrupts the body's natural processes.

Professor Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire who was behind the survey, says six out of ten people are now getting less than seven hours sleep a night.

  • 05 Apr
  • From the section Health
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