Tablets and Smartphones Might Be Sapping Your Sleep

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Tablets and smartphones are starting to replace books and alarm clocks on the night stand. Sleep researcher Charles Czeisler, an author of a new sleep study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes how using this technology before bedtime can shift your circadian rhythms, and gives tips for adjusting your electronic devices to improve your sleep.

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Charles Czeisler

Charles Czeisler is chair of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

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