Posted in back lit displays, eye health, insomnia, screen displays

E-readers could cause insomnia

Overall, Avidan thinks that the risk to most people losing sleep from e-readers is minimal. “For a typical person who doesn’t have problems falling asleep, if they’re using a Kindle or an iPad or whatever, they probably don’t need to worry,” Avidan told TechNewsDaily.
This article raises a number of issues about electronic screen and the impact they may have on our sleep patterns and eyes, particularly if they are back lit and the blue rays are something which can interfere with our eyes. None of this is yet proven but I should like to think it is being investigated to ensure people who use computer screens for a long time and then pocket device and portable device screens are aware of bad habits they may develop in terms of the way they place the screen. Then the screen use needs to be looked at in terms of what is emitted and how it is affecting us.Last time I visited my optometrist he actually went through a mini lesson about computer screens and how I should have mine placed. It all made sense and it was very helpful. I have had a lot less eye strain since then.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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