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eReader bedtime study subject of 11th embargo break at PNAS this year

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pnas juneThe top of an email from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to reporters this morning:

Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo:

  • eReading before bed

Use of light-emitting eReaders and other electronic light before bedtime may shift circadian rhythms and negatively affect sleep and alertness, according to a study.

The journal tells us it was a Pacific Standard story that broke the embargo. The URL currently goes to the magazine’s homepage.

This is the 11th embargo break for the journal this year.

Written by Ivan Oransky

December 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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