With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.
Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.
Last year e-readers were at the top of a lot of people’s Christmas lists. In fact, right at the start of 2011, libraries started noticing more people checking out electronic books.