How tablets and smartphones could affect your sleep

  • 13 May 2014
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What is the body clock and how does it work?

Everyone has a body clock and it works by telling you when to wake up in the morning and when you get tired at night.

According to a new study by scientists, as you grow up the body clock changes too.

When you're very young, you're more likely to wake up early in the morning and more likely to lie in when you hit teenage years.

Some schools have even tried to start lessons later to prevent teenagers falling asleep in lessons.

Blue light

Another major factor that affects our body clock are smartphones, computers and tablets.

They release blue light which tricks the brain into thinking it's early morning and can make us stay up later at night.

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How smartphones and tablets affect sleep

Scientists suggest that the best way to have a good sleep is to switch phones and tablets off before bed.