Since the smartphones have reached their peak of popularity we all use them, and in a way most of us are being addicted to their use. The smartphone is probably the most popular gadget all around the world as aside receiving and dialing calls we can check the Facebook, e-mails, chat with our friends and so on.
However, we tend do this even before bedtime which is bad for our well-being, according to the findings of numerous researchers. The conducted researches were based on the effects the Smartphone has on our health and the results were far from positive.
Most of us are familiar with the cell phone radiation that in a way very much troubles us. Namely, these phones emit the blue light to which we are constantly being subjected to that can lead to the appearance of serious health issues.
“Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we’re exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other LED screens, may be damaging your vision. It also suppresses production of the hormone melatonin, which throws off your body’s natural sleep cues.”
According to the findings of the scientists, the use of smartphones is related to the occurrence of the following three health conditions:
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleeping cycle of the body, and the emitted “blue light” from the smartphone hampers its proper production. The body needs its adequate amount of sleep as if that is not the case it can lead to the appearance of various health issues, like the following ones:
- Cardiovascular Issues
- Aged Skin
- Weight gain
- Shortage of Memory Recall
- Slower Response Time
The excessive use of the smartphone before bedtime can damage the retina and cause macular degeneration common for the older generation. Likewise, the “blue light” exposure during nighttime can lead to losing the ability to see in front of you, loss of central vision, or cataracts.
A doctor already reported a case of 35-year old man who came to his office with cloudy, cataract-affected eyes very much similar to a 75-year old person. The reason for such unusual occurrence was overuse of the smartphone before bedtime. Nonetheless, this is still subjected to further research.
Increased cancer risk
As mentioned before due to the blue light of the smartphone, the sleep of a person using it gets hampered, and sleep issue like insomnia or poor sleeping patterns can lead to increased risk of cancer, particularly prostate, and breast cancer.
The production of the valuable hormone, melatonin is being suppressed by “blue light”. This is a powerful antioxidant which is a natural weapon of the body against cancer.
Conclusively, we can state for sure that a persistent use of the samrtphone before going to sleep can trigger various severe health issues.
Therefore, although the smartphone is your favorite gadget, try to restrain yourself from using it especially at night and thus protect your health.