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Log Off to Log More Zzzz’s

Log Off to Log More Zzzz’s

A recent study by the National Sleep Foundation reported that 97 percent of Americans use an electronic device before bed. And while laptops, smartphones and TVs keep you informed and entertained, they can also be stressful — and tiring. The artificial light these screens produce can suppress melatonin, making it harder for you to drift off.

Make it a habit to power down your electronic devices about an hour before bedtime. A good night's sleep will help recharge your batteries and keep you more alert during the day. (Track your Zzz's with our free sleep tracker!)

By MedHelp Editors. Published January 3, 2012.