Methodist in the Media

Omaha World-Herald: Is That Electronic Device Hurting Your Sleep?

Published: April 14, 2015

Using electronic devices at night can interfere with your sleep, and not just because of the obvious fact that you’re using an electronic device instead of sleeping.

"The blue light emitted by the devices — smartphones, iPads, laptops — is the most effective wavelength of light for suppressing melatonin, a hormone that signals your body to get ready for sleep.

Dr. Lindsay Northam, internal medicine physician with Methodist Physicians Clinic, was among the many experts who weighted in on this Omaha World-Herald article on how electronic devices can disrupt sleep.