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HERE'S WHY SLEEPING WITH YOUR PHONE IN BED CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

Health  |  2020-6-24 08:08 151136


Sleeping with your phone near you can be harmful to your body functions and tend to limit the production of many significant hormones.

Place the phone several feet away from your bed if you're not going to switch it off.

It has become a trend, especially for young people to sleep with their phones next to them. And most times, beneath the pillow, seems to be the ideal spot to keep the phone as it makes it easy to reach when it rings.

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However, what is unknown to a lot of people is that sleeping with your phone close to you can be hazardous to your health.

Smartphones have been proven to emit dangerous radiation which causes an alteration in the system of certain self –regulating the process, such as our biological clock or cardiac rhythm.

Owing to this, having our cell phone near us while we sleep can lead to nightmares, inability to sleep, waking up several times at night, etc.

As a matter of fact, it can even damage your brain.

Furthermore, sleeping with your phone near you can be harmful to your body functions and tend to limit the production of many significant hormones that are essential for your regular routine.

As affirmed by the World Health Organization: Electronic devices, in general, are bad for the body because they produce toxic effects that can increase the chances of developing cancer.

And to validate this claim, an Australia study has shown that there is an important relationship between the use of smartphones and sterility in men, as well as reduced sperm quality.

Some health implications of having your cell phone close to you while you sleep.

1. It could set your pillow on fire
A good number of cell phone users are so attached to their phones that they sleep with them even under their pillow. The result of this habit has led to recorded incidences of pillows being set ablaze.

The most popular of this incidence is the July 2014 teen from Texas who woke up to a burning smell. Her sheet and mattress have been scorched by her Samsung Galaxy S4, which was under her pillow.

It is, therefore, advisable to shut down the transceiver of your cell phone by keeping it on "airplane mode" while you sleep. Or better still; turn it off because cell phones pump out electromagnetic radiation whenever they’re on.

Most device batteries display a message that there is a risk of fire if kept under bedding. Therefore, it is advisable to turn it off for your own safety.

2. It puts our health at risk due to emitted radiation
Generally, mobile phones emit radiation due to transmission signal around 900MHz. Owing to this, keeping cell phones close to the head for prolonged periods can lead to headaches, muscle pains, and other complicated health issues.
Although people tend to keep their phones close to them while they sleep for different reasons, it is, however, better to be safe than sorry.

3. It could prevent you from sleeping
LED screens, which include cell phones, tablets, TVs, and other gadgets, give off blue light; a type that studies have suggested to impede the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and disrupt our circadian rhythms.

Although the reason for this is yet unknown, it may be because blue light emits wavelengths similar to daylight, which can deceive our bodies to think that it's daytime, at any time.

It is, therefore, advisable to shut down all electronics two hours before bedtime. And if possible, keep phones and laptops in another room while you sleep.

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demon1991 published in 2021-3-4 12:20
I totally agree. Many people don't realize the importance of healthy sleep and fall asleep while wat ...
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This post was last edited by demon1991 at 2021-3-4 12:21

I totally agree. Many people don't realize the importance of healthy sleep and fall asleep while watching a video on the phone or a film on TV. Light and sound from these sources can harm the quality of sleep. The nervous system continues to respond to distractions and does not rest. In addition, it is very important to pay attention to what kind of bedding set you sleep on. It should be made of high-quality material and soft on the skin. I also like to choose a theme for my bed linen. While in my bedroom, the anime theme is leading the way. I was so happy when I was able to combine my taste preferences with good quality.
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