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The Number One Thing That’s Keeping You Up at Night

Does it surprise you that 64% of people complain of not getting enough sleep? What if we told you that using backlit electronic devices (like your phone or TV) dramatically reduces the quality of sleep you do get, and that 95% of people still use electronics the hour before they go to bed?

When long-term sleep deprivation is linked to increases in obesity, diabetes, and a host of other health problems, breaking away from your devices to get more zzzz’s is more important than ever.

Read the infographic below to find out why our constant use of electronics is preventing us from getting the high-quality sleep we need, and a few things you can do today to break the habit.

TN000338 - Sleep infographic

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Infographic courtesy of Big Brand Beds. Photo of girl with phone courtesy of Shutterstock.

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Sarah Chang

Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.


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  2. JavaJenny says

    My husband and I both have trouble sleeping, even after getting a new bed, new mattress, new pillows, new bedding, etc. Two months ago, after reading a similar article, we turned the LED clock on our headboard around to face the wall. We have NEVER slept better. It is truly amazing.

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