LA CROSSE, Wis. -- -

If you're having trouble falling asleep, technology may be to blame.

Sleep doctors say the LED display on many TVs, computers, tablets and cellphone screens all project a display that stimulates the brain.

That's why it can be difficult to fall asleep right after using technology with such screens.

Doctors say your sleep can also be interrupted if you receive alerts from social media on your phone.

Now that kids have access to technology at young ages, a Gundersen Lutheran doctor recommends setting up guidelines to make sure it doesn't get in the way of a good night's rest.

"If parents could help by educating their kids on the importance of sleep and then as a family decide that sleep is a priority, then you can make decisions on whether or not you want to limit use of media devices at night and during sleep time," said Dr. Ivy Andersen with Gundersen Lutheran.

Dr. Andersen recommends keeping all computers, TVs and other technology out of the bedroom.

She said it's a simple way to make sure kids are able to get a good night's rest.