Skip to comments.Six in 10 Brits now sleep deprived because of smartphones and computers
Posted on 04/04/2014 2:52:11 AM PDT by markomalley
The number of sleep deprived Brits has risen by 50 per cent in a year as people increasingly use smartphones and computers before bed.
Nearly six in ten people in Britain now get seven hours of less sleep a night putting them at risk of cancer, diabetes and heart attacks, it has been warned.
Academics at the University of Hertfordshire found that 80 per cent of people are making it worse by using technology before sleeping which exposes them to disruptive blue light.
Blue light is present in morning light so late night gadget use can trick the body into speeding up the metabolism and making sleep more difficut.
Academics found that the majority of people are making the problem worse by exposing themselves to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed.
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I wish you could use f.lux on an iPad without hacking it. I run the PC and Mac versions.
A 21 year habit and now they tell me.
People should know to NEVER jailbreak your Apple iOS device - or else you seriously compromise the security of your device!
It takes a lot of time for all that undesired content to load.
But I have a question. Don’t TVs have the same Blue Light? Wonder why they don’t list watching TV before going to bed, which I would dare say most people do, as being a problem?
A simple solution I have been using at night with my ipad is to wear orange lens sunglasses. I have noticed a significant change in my ability to fall asleep at night since I started wearing them at night to watch TV or use my ipad. I have f.lux on my desk computer, but do not want to hack my ipad to put it on there.
I bought the glasses on Amazon for under $10.
I pestered a guy I know at Apple to get it into the App Store as a result of this thread. And I’m not talking an Apple Store Genius here. Still, I doubt it will do any good, but I feel better about it!
His reply implied he was already familiar with f.lux and likes it.
Its true. I very rarely get more than five hours a night now. It is not good. Most people cannot do that for long without serious consequences.
I just started using flux. I havent noticed any difference yet.