The Cleveland Clinic says that there are costs to being connected and using your phone while you sleep. Researchers have found that people who use electronics often, especially at night, are more likely to say they don't get enough or good sleep. Most of the time, cell phones are safe, but depending on how you use them, they may pose other dangers. Here are some good things that will happen if you don't use your phone in bed.
1. Screens Disrupt Sleep Cycles
Your circadian rhythm, or the regular pattern of when you sleep and wake up, has been shown to be affected by cell phone and screen use. Melatonin, the hormone that makes you sleepy, is stopped from working by the blue light that cell phones give off. Studies on children and teens have shown this. Because of this, it takes longer to fall asleep and people sleep less in general.
2. Phones keep your mind busy
There are more things than just the light from the screen that can wake you up. Consider how you use your phone. Phones are a constant source of information and stimulation that can keep people alert and awake. This could make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
3. Phones could start fires or cause burns.
A bed fire or an explosion could hurt someone very badly. A recent research paper says that some cases of second-degree burns were caused by batteries that got too hot or caught on fire. This type causes the top layers of skin to peel off, as well as pain, swelling, blistering, and fluid discharge.
4. The light coming from your phone screen can affect your health
Phone screens and sleep don't always get along. The blue light from your phone is made to look like natural sunlight. This can make you feel more alert during the day, which is great, but it's the last thing you want when you're trying to relax and get ready for bed at night.
Studies show that the blue light your smartphone gives off is bad for your eyes. But it can also keep you from getting enough sleep.
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