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Why should you not use your phone before bedtime?

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Don't use a device that glows, like a smartphone or tablet, before bedtime. The light tells your brain to stay awake.

SOURCES:

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center

Lee, S. , December 2010 Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (UK): “Why do I feel so tired?” National Health Services (UK): “The energy diet.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Fatigue and Excessive Sleepiness,” “Can’t sleep? Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis may be to blame.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center

Lee, S. , December 2010 Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (UK): “Why do I feel so tired?” National Health Services (UK): “The energy diet.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Fatigue and Excessive Sleepiness,” “Can’t sleep? Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis may be to blame.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 22, 2019

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