Our Sleep Health expert Lauren Hale, PhD is an associate professor of Preventive Medicine and core faculty member of the program in Public Health at Stony Brook University. She specializes in the effects sleep has on mental, physical, and public health. Laurens's articles for the BoomSpot, the blog of the online store theBoomShop.com, shed light on the significance of sleep and the role it plays in personal wellbeing. Lauren presented a TEDx talk at Stony Brook University on her research agenda on the social patterning of sleep health. In 2015, she became the Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal, Sleep Health.
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In study after study, evidence shows that people of all ages who engage in regular screen time activity (e.g., watching television, surfing the internet, staring at one’s smart phone, or playing video games) go to bed later, have more trouble falling asleep, and have shorter overall total sleep time.