If you are like most people, we are sure you spend some time at night using your smartphone before bed. Just a final check-up on how friends are doing, a game of Candy Crush, and a quick look at tomorrow’s weather seems perfectly safe and normal. However, as smartphone use increases, so does the research, and it is not looking good for our bodies!
Many people are concerned about cell phone radiation, but it isn’t the only issue we should be concerned about. The “blue light” emitted by cellphones has been linked to a number of major health problems.
The sun exposes us to blue light every day because it is part of the whole light spectrum. However, overnight exposure to such light, which is released at high levels by smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other LED screens, could cause eyesight damage.
It also suppresses the production of the hormone melatonin, which throws off your body’s natural sleep cues. This apart, using your smartphone before bed can also make you awake and you might end up not sleeping at all – all these can play havoc with your health.
Here’s a video explaining more…