The Field of Somnotech: The Impacts of Technology on Sleep

Most people are aware of the fact that brains function better on sleep. Despite the increasingly wide push for healthy sleep cycles and schedules, people live lives designed by sleep inhibiting devices. From smartphones and tablets to televisions and computers, we find ourselves constantly surrounded by artificial lights. Consistent usage of these devices, especially at night, interfere with our body’s natural sleep-wake cycles and have incredibly negative effects on our quality of sleep.