planadviser January/February 2013

The Mobile Office

There has been a lot of talk about Apple in the news lately—what its stock price is doing, what new gadgets it will or will not come out with next.

Tablet Insomnia

Just two hours’ exposure to a device with a self-luminous backlit display—a Kindle, iPad or other tablet computer—can cause a suppression in melatonin, which in turn could lead to trouble falling asleep, according to a study from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, helps regulate sleep cycles.