RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- If you toss and turn all night and think scrolling through Facebook will help you get tired, think again. There's a dark side to being over connected with tablets, phones and computers.
It's the blue light from these devices that makes the picture clear - but it's also causing major sleep disorders.
Working the night shift in a hospital, Matt Wilmoth was always exhausted. "I couldn't stay awake. I was very very tired. I was sleepy all the time," said Wilmoth. Forcing himself to sleep while the sun is out was hard enough. Constantly clicking on his digital devices made sleep impossible.
"It's a media consumption device. So you're brain is active and I'm reading stories and doing things and the light is coming in," said Wilmoth.