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Avoid emails before bedtime

2nd January 2008

People who have difficulty sleeping have been told that if they check their email within an hour of going to bed it can have the "same effect on sleep as drinking two espressos".

Dr Chris Idzikowski of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre conducted research which discovered the light emitted from a computer or Blackberry device signals to the brain that it should stop the production of melatonin. Melatonin is produced naturally and can affect sleep behaviour.

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