Items Tagged ‘smartphones’

Ask the Doctors - Does light from smartphones interfere with sleep?

May 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does light from smartphones interfere with sleep?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I recently sent my mom an email at midnight, and ever since she’s been after me to stop using my smartphone after bedtime. She insists that the light from the screen interferes with sleep patterns. Is that really true? We’re pretty sure this isn’t the answer you’re looking for, but your mother is […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blue light, body clock, circadian rhythms, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, sleep, smartphones, tips for a good night's sleep


A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it's changed our lives

June 28, 2017

A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it’s changed our lives

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Smartphones, owned by 77 percent of U.S. adults, have had a profound impact on the way we socialize, pay for things, connect with people and spend our downtime. It’s been 10 years since Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007, launching a technological revolution. To mark the mobile phone milestone, we asked three UCLA […]

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Tags: adhd, behavior, cognition, improve sleep, insomnia, interactive health technology, iPhones, new technology, poor sleep, smartphones, tablets and smartphones


Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

June 3, 2016

Is your teen’s smartphone literally a pain in the neck?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Today’s teens love their smartphones. Many parents, tired of competing for attention with the ever-present devices, would say cell phones are a pain in the neck. Turns out, those parents might be right. Doctors who specialize in spine disorders report that more patients are complaining of a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “text neck” — […]

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Tags: cell phones, Dr. Langston T. Holly, ergonomic guidelines, smartphones, teens, text messages, text neck, texting, UCLA Spine Center