Listen Now: Sleep Interrupted: New Shocking Stats on Snoozing With Tech
Not getting enough sleep? Blame your gadget habit.
A study by The National Sleep Foundation found that 95% of the people questioned used some type of technological device right before bedtime. And about two thirds of them admitted to not getting enough sleep during the week.
People between the ages of forty six and sixty four were the biggest offenders by watching television every night. The majority of younger respondents admitted to playing at least one hour of video games before bed. And even if people do manage to drift off, the desire to stay connected acts as a frequent alarm clock.
Russell Rosenberg is Vice Chairman of The Sleeping Foundation. Rosenberg says most people are being woken up by text messages, phone calls and emails at night.
One in ten people in the study said they do not turn their phones off for bed and often receive messages after falling asleep. And according to The Sleep Foundation the lack of sleep is negatively impacting their work, family life and health.
So turn the power button off and recharge your own batteries. Maybe it’s time to reconnect with your mattress.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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