We must admit, we all like to play a game, browse the Net, or explore some new application on our smartphone before bedtime. Most of us want to check the next day’s weather forecast, chat with a friend, or see the pictures from the day that passed.

Still, researchers are examining the effects of the smartphone on our health and what they’ve found is not positive at all.

Maybe you have already heard of radiation that a cell phone emits, which is something many people are worrying about. It appears that, the blue light emitted by cell phones may cause various serious health problems.
Scientists have concluded that smartphones are associated with the following health issues:

1. Eye Damage
Damage of the retina, macular degeneration as well as cataracts can be caused by the exposure to blue light from smartphones at night.
One doctor stated that his 35-years old patient had cataract-affected cloudy eyes similar to people of 75 years age and that the use of smartphones before sleep time is probably the main cause of this problem, but there should be further examined.

2. Increased cancer risk
If you are exposed to blue light at night it will lead to disturbed sleep, and lack of sleep raises the cancer risk, particularly breasts and prostate cancer.
A substance called melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that works against cancer, but it may be suppressed by “blue light”. Once or twice it will not make any huge harm, but continued use of a smartphone at bedtime may cause serious health problems.

3. Sleep Loss
As we mentioned above, “blue light” suppresses the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates the sleeping pattern of the body. When the body lacks sleep, it will lead to various health issues such as:

• Weight gain
• Depression
• Lack of Memory Recal
• Cardiovascular Problems
• Slower Response Time
• Aged Skin

And now, after you read all this information, would you still want to use your smartphone before sleep?


Source: healthyfoodhouse.com