We read recently that Australians spend over a third of each day attached to screens. That’s more time than sleeping, exercise, eating, commuting or working! Lonergan Research released last year found that on average we spend 9.4 hours per day on screen time, versus 7.3 hours sleeping. That’s 143 days a year!
The effects this has on our minds is exponential. Scientists have revealed that the ‘blue light’ given off by screens like iPhones, iPads, tablets, laptops and televisions, particularly when used at night time, disrupts the the production of melatonin in the body. Reduced production of melatonin interrupts our sleep patterns and leaves us waking up tired, unrefreshed,
and less able to face the day.
How’s your sleep? Is it time to step away from the blue light and recharge?