An Apple a Day | Red Light for Blue Light: How Technology May Contribute to Your Lack of Sleep

Sleep deprivation: it is a problem that students across the nation complain about almost daily. Personally, I can’t get through a conversation with someone without the words “I’m so tired” coming up, not to mention the slew of other complaints of work and extracurriculars contributing to the issue. It seems to all of us students that sleep deprivation is almost a way of life; we are lucky to be getting even moderate amounts of sleep daily. While many are quick to blame their course load, extracurriculars or social life for the epidemic, the issue may just lie in our hands—literally. According to many researchers, smartphones are to blame for many issues related to low sleep quality and lack of sleep.