Let’s admit, we all like to use some applications, play a game, or search the Net on the smartphone before going to bed. You might want to see the photos you took that day, chat with your friends, or check the weather forecast for the next day.
Yet, scientists are regularly examining the effects of smartphones on our health and wellbeing and their outcomes are not positive.
You have already heard of cell phone radiation, which is a thing many people worry about. The blue light radiated by these phones causes numerous severe health problems.
Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, and we’re exposed to it by the sun every day. But nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other LED screens, can be harmful to your vision. It also blocks the production of the hormone melatonin.
Experts have found out that smartphones are connected to the following three health problems:
Increased cancer risk
Increased light at night leads to upset sleep, and this increases the cancer risk, especially prostate and breasts cancer.
Melatonin is an antioxidant and a natural weapon against cancer, but unfortunately, it is suppressed by blue light. If this happens only once, it is not a huge health problem, but regular use of smartphones at bedtime causes numerous health problems.
Blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleeping cycle of the body. If you don’t sleep enough, it leads to certain health problems:
• Weight gain
• Cardiovascular Problems
• Lack of Memory Recall
• Slower Response Time
• Aged Skin
Continuous exposure to blue light at night leads to macular degeneration and damage to the retina, it means loss of central vision, or the ability to see in front of you, and even cataracts.
According to a doctor, whose 35-years old patient had gray, cataract-affected eyes similar to 75-year-olds, the use of smartphones before going to bed is the main cause of the problem, but this needs additional examination.
After knowing this, would you still use your smartphone at bedtime?