I’ve been told that insomnia is the number two most common reason why people seek medical attention in United States. (Incidentally, back pain is number one.) As such, I certainly see my share of people with insomnia and sleep disorders, and there are many varieties. One of the most common causes of difficulty falling asleep these days has to do with the increased use of electronic devices within a couple hours before sleep. Devices such as iPhones, iPads, and even televisions, emit light in spectrums that tell our brains to stay awake as if the sun is out. Hence, I often recommend that people do not interact with such devices for at least a couple of hours before bedtime.
For those who are interested, I have attached a PDF document that goes into greater detail about the effects of such devices on sleep. Click here to read it now.