Where is your smartphone when you sleep? Surely in a convenient and accessible place - under the pillow. Read this article, and you will no longer want to put it there.
Smartphone is our permanent satellite. It is not surprising that we want him to be near, even when we sleep. An important message may come once, and the need to make a call may arise at any time of the day and night. Waking up, the first thing we do is go online Watch Fresh News and Notifications. You can say any way to say that this is a bad habit, but the fact remains a fact. And many people find in this habit way to cheer up and tune in for a new day.
But here is the question: is it good that the smartphone is the round day next to us? Rather no, and that is why.
To fall asleep becomes more difficult
The connection of gadgets and sleep disorders is worried about scientists for a long time. Back in 2011, a charitable organization National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey among the inhabitants of the United States, which showed that 9 out of 10 Americans in an hour before sleeping is used by a technical device. Under the technical device, not only phones, but also televisions, computers, game consoles, etc. However, from all these devices, people most often took into their hands before bedtime, and this habit is more susceptible to age category up to 30 years. These people, the flood process was not as easy as I would like.
Using high-tech devices, especially smartphones, right before bedtime, you do not leave your brain enough time to relax. Games, news ribbons and TV shows are soothshots that sleep disappears for many hours ahead. Talking on the phone, Messengers and other applications also have a stimulating effect on the brain. But if the smartphone is not next to the bed and you will not have the opportunity to reach it, you will not spend time on the scrolling of the tape.
A cycle of sleep and wakefulness is knocked down
Nature gave our body the ability to configure the sleep independently for this. The circular rhythm of man has always been and still closely connected with the sunrise and sunset. When the sun bends to the sunset and the retina of the eye catches less light, the brain gives the body to fall asleep. The main role in this process gets a hormone called Melatonin. It is produced with the onset of darkness, and its sufficient amount is a pledge of a full sleep and high-quality rest. In order not to interfere with the development of melatonin, doctors recommend molding all sources of light in the apartment for an hour and a half before the deposit to sleep.
Today, many people have circadian rhythms due to smartphones, or rather due to blue light, which radiates screens. At the same time, it is not so important, you turn the effects of blue light immediately before bedtime or during sleep when the display lights up in response to incoming notifications. In any case, sleep cycle will be subject to negative impact, and you will wake up with a sense of weakness or suffer from insomnia.
Blue light emitted by the display knocks out our internal clock, delaying the production of melatonin. Limiting the use of a smartphone before bedtime, you reduce the impact on the retina of blue light, which leads to the circadian rhythm disorders.
The best way to restore the natural cycle of sleep and wake up is to refuse to use gadgets a few hours before sleep. But taking into account the lifestyle of the modern man, this Council is not always performed.
Blue light filters or mobile function "Night mode" will come to the rescue. It can be turned on on schedule a few hours before the time you usually go to bed. Well, to unload the brain from an infinite stream of information, try not to take a smartphone in your hands per hour before sleep.
Radio frequency radiation can harm health
The people are part of the opinion that radiation from mobile phones may cause cancer. For three decades, scientists have been actively learning this issue, but so far the scientific confirmations of this fact were found.
In 1999, within the framework of the National Toxicological Program, a study was conducted by the effect of mobile radiation on rats. Animals have undergone high doses of radio frequency radiation from cell phones. As a result, scientists received evidence of tumors, both benign and malignant in the heart, brain and adrenal animals. However, it is important to note that the experiments used actually high radiation doses - several times higher than a person from a working phone can.
The management of sanitary supervision of the quality of food and drugs USA declares that "almost 30 years of scientific studies have not related to the effect of radio frequency energy from cell phones with such diseases as cancer."
Due to contradictory data and the absence of clear evidence it is difficult to understand what recommendations should be believed, and what are completely stupid.
Cell phone is a source of small doses of non-ionizing radiation, but only during the use of communication. The only known side effect of this radiation is heating. Many have noticed that with prolonged use, the phone heats up, and if you hold it at the head at this time, then the surrounding tissues will also heat up.
If you are seriously concerned about the possible effects of telephone radiation, you can take several protective measures.
- Keep your smartphone away from you during sleep. Calls and notifications during the night amplify the radiation. If the phone is far enough away, it will not be able to have any effect on your body.
- If you want to listen to music or a podcast before bed, use a wireless speaker or headphones.
- If you want to completely minimize the impact of telephone radiation on your body, receive calls hands-free and do not carry a smartphone in your pockets. The greater the distance between your body and the phone, the less the negative effect will be.
Where to put your smartphone during sleep?
Leave him overnight in another room. It is unlikely that you will like this advice, because for many people a smartphone is not only a means of communication, but also a alarm clock. Therefore, during sleep, try to put it at least a meter away from the bed.
An added bonus: if the alarm isn't within arm's reach, you won't be tempted to quickly turn it off and go back to sleep.
If you follow this measure day after day, you will most likely not notice any change in how you feel. Of more benefit will be the habit of not using gadgets a couple of hours before bedtime: this is the key to falling asleep quickly and having a good rest. And in our fast-paced world, a quality night's sleep is very important.