One Plus helps tackle sleeplessness!

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Ever take your phone to bed with you? Leave it on the bedside table? However, do you also find yourself having sleepless nights? Well almost a 1/4 of the population in the UK has trouble nodding off. The reason? Spending too much time on their phone at bedtime. With 86% of millenials reporting that they have sleepless nights due to staying up too late on their phones. The dreaded blue light is the culprit as it is suspected to reduce sleep hormone melatonin and One Plus are helping to tackle this issue!

So why…..

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has found that nearly 1 in 4 UK adults (23%) have experienced sleepless nights. Due to being on their phone before bed.

This is backed up by wider studies by a University of Harvard Study, claiming that the main suspect is the blue light emitted from displays of digital devices. Therefore preventing the body producing melatonin, the main hormone for sleeping, naturally.

86% of millennials report sleeplessness from staying up on their phones. Which is the largest affected age group. Nearly 1 in 6 (15%) of this 18-34 age group are on their phones between 11pm and 3am.

Furthermore, the older you are the less likely you are to be affected. A quarter of 35-44 year olds experienced trouble sleeping, 17% of 45-54 year olds and just 9% of over 55’s.

What else…

The bedroom (38%) is 2nd to the living room (47%) as being the most common place we use our phones. A quarter of us use the special screen mode to restrict blue light emissions, whilst 29% of adults have never used the feature. Londoners (51%) are the most likely to be on their phones in bed. While the Welsh come in second at 43% and the North East in 3rd at 42%.


 “While these results are not surprising, it is eye-opening to read that taking a phone to bed is causing sleepless nights for so many.

We know that blue light inhibits sleep because the short wavelength stimulates sensors in the eyes to send signals to your brain’s internal clock, tricking it into thinking it’s daytime. Blue light is beneficial in daylight hours as it boosts mood, reaction times and concentration but in the evening, the recommendation is to avoid screen time for an hour before bedtime to help increase melatonin levels.

For those who struggle to not use digital devices in the evening, it’s important to look for technology that is helping to restrict blue light and we would encourage the need for tech companies to more mindful of this issue and work to find a solution” Lisa Artis, head of The Sleep Council

One Plus tackling the issue….

One Plus commissioned the research as they are pledging to tackle the blue light phenomenon. New models all feature technology to help tackle or limit the blue light. Such as the E3 display panel which reduces the blue light by 42%. While Dark Mode ensures low-light conditions, which make it easier on your eyes. Furthermore Zen mode from One Plus keeps distractions at bay for 60 minutes!

“Technology should be there to improve life, not get in the way of it, or for that matter, a good night’s sleep.  

 Which is why OnePlus is dedicated to helping people focus on what matters to them. It’s led us to continue to invest in industry leading screen technology, which has allowed us to bring a 90 Hz display with key features like the E3 panel, Dark Mode and Zen Mode, keeping distractions at bay by disabling access for up to 60 minutes”. Kate Parkyn, Head of EU Strategy & UK Marketing at OnePlus 



Source: OnePoll survey of 2,000 respondents in UK.

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