Health: Mobiles linked to disturbed sleep

The BBC has news about a very sensible report about the link between mobile phones and disturbed sleep:
BBC NEWS | Health | Mobiles linked to disturbed sleep
“This research suggests that if you need to make a phone call in the evening it is much better to use a land line, and don’t have your mobile by your bedside table.”
What I like about this report is that you can simply prove it for yourself whether your mobile phone disturbs your sleep or not. If you are having disurbed sleep try switching off you mobile (and also not using it just before sleeping) for a week or so and see if that helps.
I have a colleague at work who claims he is sleeping much better now that he no longer keeps his mobile on while sleeping.
Maybe if you have to keep your mobile on while you sleep you can at least position it well away from you.
Mind you I can’t help wondering whether part of the improved sleep has to do with knowing that the darn mobile is switched off and therefore can’t ring and wake you up. However, that was not a factor in the tests in the report because of how they were conducted.

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