Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and colleagues. Smartphones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, but questions remain about the…

How the smartphone may help insomnia

On May 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how the smartphone may have a potential in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive models of insomnia propose that attentional vigilance for threat during the pre-sleep period may play a causal role in insomnia by elevating physiological and psychological arousal…

Put the smartphone down: social media use and sleep disturbances linked

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is a scene to which most of us can probably relate: the light on your smartphone is flashing, heralding a notification from Facebook or Twitter, or one of the myriad social networking sites you have willingly joined. But a new study may give you a reason to pause;…