Mobile phones are not interfering with our sleep

The widespread belief that technological devices such as computers and mobile phones are increasingly eating into our sleep has been debunked by University of Sydney researchers.

In a paper published in the December issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, the authors challenge the common perception that Australians were sleeping an hour less than they did a decade ago.

Using Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 1992, 1997 and 2006, they found the average adult slept eight hours and 20 minutes in 1992, eight hours and 33 minutes in 1997 and eight hours and 30 minutes in 2006.

Read more at The Medical Journal of Australia

Expert Database

Want to write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 54,400 academics and researchers from 2,115 institutions.

Register now