"In Potentially, yes. If you use an iPad or a laptop while going to sleep, then light can stimulate the brain to make you wake up and delay the ability to sleep, "said Phyllis Zee, profesorneuroscience at Northwestern University and director of the school's Center for Sleep & circadian Biology.
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"And I think this is important because quite an impact on circadian rhythms.” This is a 'clock' in your brain that determines, when you sleep and when you wake up. "
Such concerns are not new.. One researcher slept about said that Thomas Edison creating this problem when he discovered the light bulb.
However, this problem appeared again when the popularity of Apple products, iPad widespread and many users who use it at night in bed, where the brain should describe the surroundings is dark.
Unlike ordinary books or The ebook kind Amazon Kindle, light iPad screen directly into the eyes of the reader from a relatively close distance.
This is what seems to make laptops or iPad more disturbing sleep time, compared to television in front of the bed or floor lamp where they fired a little light directly into the eye, the researchers said.
"I hope that people only read the book and using the lights that are not too bright enough to read," said Alon Avidan, associate director of the Sleep Disorder Center at UCLA.
"If you do this, I think you'll feel better and more relaxed."
On the other hand, some skeptical researchers, iPad makes people can not sleep.
"I do not feel this is a form of anxiety. I think this is an area of personal choice, "said Mary Lou Jackson, director of vision rehabilitation at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Someone does not have to worry about reading on electronic devices that produce light at night, except they have insomnia supposed to blurs the screen, Jackson said.