Reading from a Tablet May Delay Sleep Onset

Norwegian researchers have found people who read from an iPad for 30 minutes prior to going to sleep felt less sleepy than when reading from a book for the same period of time. EEG data demonstrated delayed and reduced slow wave activity (deep sleep) in the brain after sleep onset compared to when participants read…

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Sedentary Lifestyle Delays Onset of Sleep in Kids

A new population-based study in Archives of Disease in Childhood has found for each hour of sedentary activity during the day, it took three minutes longer to fall asleep at night. These seven year olds went to sleep faster when they were more active! Your grandmother probably told the same thing from simple observation, but…

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