It is the undeniable truth that we all play a game, use a new application on the Smartphone or browse the Net before going to sleep. We always find something to check on the phone like see the pictures that you took the afternoon, chat with friends or just see what the weather will be tomorrow.
But experts are always evaluating the effects that the smartphones have on our health and the results are never positive.
We all know that cell phones emit radiation, and many people are concerned about this. And numerous severe health conditions can be caused by the blue light that is emitted by the cell phones.
Blue light is one part of the full light spectrum, and this means that every day we are exposed to it by the sun. But being exposed to this light during the night can cause severe damage to the vision, and laptops, tablets, smartphone and other LED screens emit this light at high levels. It can also interrupt the body’s natural sleep cues, because it suppresses the production of hormone melatonin.
Experts have discovered that Smartphones are related to the following three health problems:
1. Increased risk of cancer
High exposure to light at night can interrupt your sleep, and can also result with high risk of cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.
Melatonin is a hormone which is produced at night and it is also a strong antioxidant that has the power to fight against cancer, but when we are exposed to blue light, its production is suppressed. It is not a big problem if this happens once, but constant use of smart phones at night can lead to serious helth conditions.
As we already said previously that the blue light suppresses the production of melatonin – hormone, which is important for normal sleeping cycle. If we do not get enough sleep, it can cause numerous health problems:
- Lack of memory recall
- Slower response time
- Weight gain
- Cardiovascular issues
- Aged skin
Retina and macular degeneration can also be a result of blue light exposure at night, and this means losing the ability to see in front of you, loss of central vision and also cataracts.
One doctor had a case in which a 35-year-old patient had cataract affected eyes and cloudy vision like a 75 year olds, and he stated that the cause for this condition is the constant use off smartphones before bedtime, but this still needs to be studied more.
So have we changed your mind about using smart phones before going to bed?