Sleep Interrupted


Not getting enough sleep? Blame your gadget habit.

A study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 95% of the people questioned used some type of technological device before bed. And about two thirds of them admitted to not getting enough sleep during the week.

People between the ages of 46 and 64 were the biggest offenders by watching television every night. The majority of younger respondents admitted to playing at least one hour of video games before bed. And even if people do manage to drift off, the desire to stay connected acts as a frequent alarm clock.

Russell Rosenberg is Vice Chairman of the Sleep Foundation. Rosenberg says most people are being woken up by text messages, phone calls and emails at night. One in ten people in the study said they do not turn their phones off for bed and often receive messages after falling asleep. And according to the Sleep Foundation the lack of sleep is negatively impacting their work, family life and health. So hit the power button and recharge your own batteries. Maybe it’s time to re-connect with your mattress.