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Leaving electronics outside of the bedroom may help you sleep more soundly at night

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YOUNGSTOWN, OHio - Do you ever have trouble sleeping at night? Well, your cell phone or iPad may be to blame. 

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the use of technology can cause sleep disruptions.  Doctors say the artificial light from phones, TVs and computers suppress the release of melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone.

"Once you start that behavior it becomes almost habit forming and you will start to wake up at night because your brain has gotten use to that stimuli at that time.  You will start to wake up repetively then you have to break that habit," said Dr. Joseph Ojile with the National Sleep Foundation.

Dr. Ojile recommends leaving the electronics out of the bedroom if you're looking for solid sleep.  He says if you use your phone as a clock, you might be better off investing in an actual clock.

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